Monday, June 10, 2013

It's a Start

Winter has been slow to take hold in my local hills at the northern extremes of the southern alps. We have had some good dumps of snow over the last few weeks, each one causing a buzz of excitement and a hope that the temperatures will stay low enough to herald a start to winter 'proper'. But each time the cold fronts have been followed by rain and warm northerlies, leaving only the highest peaks clad in snow. Still, over the last few weeks of hiking, biking and especially paddling, it has been cold enough to feel like the start of the season. 

Crossing icy streams is becoming less appealing

We are still getting away with unlined trail runners

Microspikes have made an appearance though

 Our packrafts will probably still get out now and then over winter

                                                                Still warmish on the trails around town


  1. What a fantastic playground you have!!

  2. Thanks Christina! Yes, I am a bit spoilt :)

  3. Hey Trev - love all the photos and reports. I too am jealous. I have managed to get to the South Island a couple of times with my packraft but looking forward to more trips soon. Keep up the good work (?).