23 June 2014

Pinnacle Creek, Ruahine Range

After the initial steep descent into the head of Pinnacle Creek, the route's straightforward all the way to the Kawhatau and Waterfall hut. Here, Jono descends one of the small, rocky steps in the head of the creek; further down, the riverbed opens out and takes on something of the character of the beautiful Kawhatau, with small terraces and beech forest that remind me of some of the Canterbury riverbeds.

[1 June 2014, Olympus OM-D EM-1, 1240mm f/2.8 at 31mm, ISO 200, 1/500 at f/8]

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Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
Love the mood of the down climb into the mist and the wonder it invokes of what lies ahead...a pretty spectacular valley awaits indeed. Cheers!

Barbara Butler McCoy said...

Right now I would love to be somewhere like this - quiet, timeless, and so grounded. (We're gearing up for mid-term elections here... :P)

pohanginapete said...

Kia ora Robb. Yes, it's a beautiful little valley.

Barbara, we elect a new government later this year, too. Judging from the current state of the 'debate', it'll be petty and ugly.