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Milford Track - Photos - New Zealand

We just got back yesterday from our 5 day hike of the Milford Track in New Zealand. We will do a blog entry with a written explanation of the hike but here are some photos.

Before we left for the hike we took the gondola ride in Queenstown. Here I am at the top. My niece Sofie may recognize this thing I'm holding. She made it and gave it to me before we left so I thought I'd take it around the world with us and get some photos of it in some amazing places.
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This is the view going up the gondola
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Couldn't believe this tree. Wow.
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Here's Lynette as we are about to get on the two and a half hour bus ride to the ferry for our Milford Track hike.
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This is us on the ferry ride. It took us to our first lodging of the hike.
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Our first lodge, the Glade House.
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You can actually drink from the rivers here! The water is so clear and pure, from the melting snow in the mountains above.
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About to begin the first day of actually hiking, or as they call it here "tramping"
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Lots of great swing bridges along the way.
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Lots of amazing waterfalls.
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Second day of hiking was very wet and cold. Here's Lynette about to enjoy a warm hot chocolate, or as they call it here "Milo" at our lunch stop.
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Lots of wet hikers trying to get warm in the lunch hut.
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Sutherland Falls, the 5th highest falls in the world.
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We saw some amazing birds including this kind, the Weka, which can not fly.

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We finally finished!
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What a great view we had from our hotel on the last night.
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Back in Queenstown last night we went to a local burger place called Fergburger which has the best burgers we've ever had. Here's Lynette snuggling up to one.
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Posted by schuckley 15:30 Archived in New Zealand Tagged backpacking

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Dear Lynette and Dave,
I'm following your journey enthusiastically. You are visiting places I've never been but would have liked to visit. Probably never will now. So I'm traveling vicariously with you.
Your pictures of New Zealand are beautiful, both the forests and the water.
Love, Ruth

by Ruth E

Oh! Just in case you don't know who Ruth E is: it is I, Lynette's wandering aunt.

by Ruth E

Where did you guys hide the Disney tickets? Just kidding! Hope you're having fun. Stay safe.
Bob Pro

by Bob P.

Hey guys!
What awesome pictures. The views, the nature, the falls are so incredible. Dave, I think that is the most I've ever seen you smile...Jeff and I are living vicariously through the both of you. I've always wanted to go on a waterfall tour and I feel like I am a bit with the pictures you are so graciously allowing us to enjoy.
Take care...we miss you but are so happy for you.
donna and jeff

by jeff.donna

The pictures are just great. You both look great. Maybe it's the air and that mountain water. Thanks for the phone call it made my day.
Love. You Both

by jwrossrd

mmmmmm!! Burgers! Jason would die over that (to eat it first, then really b/c of his bad blood work...lol). Poor non-flying weka bird! It is so cute though! We'll have to get together when you guys return so you can tell us all of the fabulous stories that go along with the photos and the blog since I'm sure you'll have hundreds.

by Mikkel6

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