18 January 2011

Dawn on the Upper Makaroro track

Dawn at the top of the track down to Upper Makaroro hut. Fulfilling the promise of the previous evening.

[4 January 2011, Canon 20D, 24–105 mm f4 L at 40 mm , ISO 400, 1/15s at f16]

All content © 2010 Pete McGregor


Relatively Retiring said...

How beautiful.....is there any snow up there, or it is all cloud?

pohanginapete said...

All cloud, RR. Not the faintest possibility of snow.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
I recall thinking that perhaps the forecasted bad weather had arrived early. By the time we arrived down at Upper Makaroro it was a stunning day and remained so for the next two days. Great photo that just exudes the wildness and tempermental nature of the Ruahine.

pohanginapete said...

Kia ora Robb. Yes, the clouds that evening looked a bit iffy, but the old saying about the red sky at night seems remarkably accurate. Apparently it's well founded, too.

I keep thinking about that trip — the forest, the sky, the river, the wildlife and, of course, the company.

Jono said...

Hey Pete. Looks like a good trip. Lovely photos. Laura and I were in the Makaroro a few weeks before you!

Saw your name in the Sparrowhawk bivvy book from a few years ago.

We are in Auckland now, sorry I didn't get round to catching up with you but we will be back down your way sometime.
Happy tramping


pohanginapete said...

Jono, yes — I recognised your names in the hut book! Be good to catch up some time.
    Auckland must be something of a contrast to the Makaroro ;^)