02 June 2014

The Way to Pinnacle Creek

I returned this afternoon from three days in the Ruahine with Jono and Laura. We walked to Kelly Knight hut then up over the tops and down to Pourangaki hut on Saturday; on Sunday we climbed the spur you see here and dropped down into Pinnacle Creek, which we followed down to the Kawhatau River and the delightful Waterfall hut. Today we started at first light, climbed back up Pinnacle Creek, then followed the tops along and down to Purity hut and eventually back to the car park. A Queen's Birthday weekend to remember — Ruahine tramping at its finest.

[1 June 2014, Olympus OM-D EM-1, 1240mm f/2.8 at 12mm, ISO 200, 1/400 at f/8]

All content © 2014 Pete McGregor


Elephant's Child said...

Moody magic.

Ruahines said...

Kia Ora Pete...rugged and wild...if the weather was anything like out here conditions must have been wonderful. That is a bit of ground to cover. Glad to know you were there.

pohanginapete said...

EC, both adjectives fit well!

Kia ora Robb. We certainly covered some ground, and were rewarded very well for the effort. More photographs and notes coming up ;^)

leonie said...

i havent commented for a while, just always here, lurking in the shadows.

but this one i had to speak up.

this is exquisite, Pete. beautifully moody, i am drawn right into it.

Lisa Emerson said...

It's amazing that you were climbing in such clouds when we were basking in clear skies so close by. But I love the textures in this photo - lovely!

pohanginapete said...

Leonie, thank you :^) The weather was unusual, so this kind of misty cloud around the tops, with just that particular kind of light, probably isn't common. The temptation's often to keep walking, but this cried out to be photographed.

Thank you, Lisa :^) These tops separate the east of the island from the west, and the weather was very different on the two sides. I think we got the best of both ;^)