Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Milford Track, Day 1

The Milford Track is rated one the world’s “must do” hikes. Meg and I were fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy it last week.  The track travels 33.5 miles and takes three days of actual hiking, with one day to get there and half a day to return to Queenstown from Milford Sound.

We hiked the first two days in mist and light rain, which intensified the mystique of the multi green-hued rain forest and the river beside it.  Waterfalls abounded above us.  There was scarcely a time on the trail when we did not see waterfalls.

The hike was expertly led by four guides from Ultimate Hikes, which holds the concession to lead this track.  Meg and I went with them two years ago on the Routeburn Track.  We strongly recommend this company!

Starting the Milford Track

Meg enjoys a rainforest creature

This is the "feel" of the Milford Track in the mist

Clinton River

Clinton river

Once in a while, you need to duck

Milford Track, rainforest mood

Clinton River

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