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Route Map218 viewsWalk from Remarkables car park up the track to Shadow Basin. Veer up to the ridge that overlooks Lake Alta and continue up the top ridge at around 2150m. Return is down the trail to Homeward Bound and back onto the main trail. Dec 09, 2012
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Route Map225 viewsStart from Coalpit Saddle and follow the old water race. At the point where the single track joins the water race, keep on the same contour. The water race from this point is a little overgrown in place, but relatively easy to follow up to Racemans Hut. From there its straight up to Mt Salamond and then onto the 4wd track, turning off onto the single track back down to the water race and back to Coalpit Saddle. Dec 09, 2012
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Racemans Hut213 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Start of the walk at Coalpit Saddle202 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Looking over to Ben Cruichan192 viewsDec 09, 2012
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4WD track down the ridge196 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading back down to the water race208 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Approaching the top of Mt Salmond219 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Single and Double Cone from Mt Salmond129 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Nice sheltered rest stop near the top of Mt Salmond107 viewsDec 09, 2012
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View south from Mt Salmond109 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Near the top of Mt Salmond with Single Cone in the background93 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Racemans Hut137 viewsDec 09, 2012
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View down to Doolans Creek Right Branch105 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Great spot for morning tea99 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Following the water race102 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Interior of the hut114 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading into the steeper section of the Doolans Valley100 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading down to Racemans Hut99 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Route map187 viewsWalk starts at the end of the Macetown road at Anderson's Battery. A single track follows up Rich Burn to Homeward Bound Battery. The track from Homeward Bound to Premier Battery is a little vague in places. Around 250m vertical and a very leisurely round trip time of about 3 hours (including time to explore the historic remains)May 06, 2012
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Anderson's Battery156 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Lower section of Rich Burn157 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Part of the machinery that mixed mercury with the quartz blanketings162 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek138 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading downstream161 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek149 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut looking up to Vanguard Peak158 viewsMay 06, 2012
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1935 newspaper on the hut interior79 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Enjoying the warm May sun94 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Interior of the hut with newspaper lining99 viewsMay 06, 2012
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1935 newspaper on the hut interior75 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut at Premier Battery82 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Gold mining relics81 viewsMay 06, 2012
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The original fatfree frying pan87 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Machinery76 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Lunchspot at Premier Battery77 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut at Premier Battery84 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Premier Battery78 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old boiler remains77 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Gold mining equipment at Premier Battery80 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Remains of Homeward Bound Battery cableway76 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old hut at Premier Battery79 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut interior63 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old hut between Homeward Bound and Premier Battery68 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Approaching Premier Battery83 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Homeward Bound Battery from cableway ruins79 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Rich Burn from Homeward Bound74 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading up Rich Burn89 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading up Rich Burn93 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Homeward Bound Battery81 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Cold and frosty start to the day78 viewsMay 06, 2012
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View to airport73 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Deer Park Heights & Queenstown69 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Deer Park Heights & Queenstown68 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Queenstown view throught the gap82 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone 84 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View towards Queenstown75 viewsMay 03, 2012
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view down Shadow Basin to carpark81 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Southern arm of Lake Wakatipu74 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Wakatipu66 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn74 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower80 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn67 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone & Wye Valley74 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn76 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Alta81 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Sugar Bowl83 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower84 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower76 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin76 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Shotover River & Lake Hayes67 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Jacks Point & Cecil Peak63 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Queenstown View72 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Cecil Peak75 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Looking down to the Lake Wakatipu outlet79 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Sugar Bowl78 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Looking up to the comms tower76 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn with Lake Hayes in background91 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Alta Chutes82 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View down the ridge to Sugar Bowl78 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Alta82 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn80 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Heading up Alta Green98 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn with Lake Hayes in background69 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone78 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View from the carpark77 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin83 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Cardrona Valley87 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Gorge on the Miners Trail122 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Enjoying the views from Crown Peak94 viewsApr 01, 2012
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View from the top131 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking towards Mt Sale and Cardrona101 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Peak with Remarkables in background100 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Heading down the 4wd track to Bracken Saddle107 viewsApr 01, 2012
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View of Macetown from Crown Peak78 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Peak80 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Intersection of Crown Range and Coal Creek Tracks116 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Views on the Cardrona Valley side86 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Trig point just south of Crown Peak91 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Look, I've just spotted Crown Peak!99 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range ridge108 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Views over the Wakatipu Basin94 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Fence line102 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Dip down to a saddle96 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking back along the ridge93 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Mt Scott Trig Point96 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range road summit/start of walk115 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking down to the start point109 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Was able to get to about 5m away from this Falcon96 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Start of the Crown Range ridgeline89 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range Route116 viewsStarting from Crown Range road summit, head up the ridge to the trig point on Mt Scott. Then follow the trail along the ridge line until you meet a 4WD track and the rocks on Crown Peak.
The decent is on the 4WD track to Brackens Saddle and back to Glencoe Road on the Miners Trail.
Apr 01, 2012
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Crown Range Route Topo Map226 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Waterfall from Wye Tarns74 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Approaching the highest point on the ridge82 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns72 viewsMar 31, 2012
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South Eastern side of the ridge71 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Heading back up to Wye Saddle East77 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns77 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View back to the saddle from the ridgeline76 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Unamed 2000m peak68 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Peaks on the eastern side of Wye Valley70 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Heading down the ridge84 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Doolans Valley81 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Back on the valley floor84 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Valley71 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View through the gap68 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Lower Doolans Valley77 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone and Wye Tarns68 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone75 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns76 viewsMar 31, 2012
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On the ridgeline76 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Beautiful tarn in the Doolans Valley116 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Approaching Wye Saddle East80 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Start of the ridgeline74 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone70 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View from Wye Saddle East looking to the ridgeline70 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns70 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Looking back to the saddle74 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Topo Map Route170 viewsStart from Remarkables carpark and head up to Wye Saddle East (unofficial name). Head down to a small tarn just below the ridgeline between Wye and Doolans Valley. Follow the ridgeline keeping mostly to the eastern sides. When approaching the highest peak, traverse over to the gentle sloping hill on the edge of the drop off into the Wye Valley. Head back up the valley and return over the same pass.Mar 31, 2012
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Forces of nature99 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Tarns/Valley89 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Looking back to Sugar Bowl87 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Jumbled Rockscape81 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Largest of the Wye Tarns96 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Cecil Peak/Lake Wakatipu from Single Cone ridge94 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley looking south east80 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley89 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta from the saddle87 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Glass like reflections on Lake Alta88 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley from Wye Saddle85 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Approaching Wye Saddle75 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Tarns and Valley From Single Cone Ridge93 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone reflections86 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone from the Lake Alta outlet stream94 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta Reflections88 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta Reflections103 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone reflections107 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Route Map147 viewsStart from Remarkables car park and head up the trail to Lake Alta. From the lake straight up to Wye Saddle and then head west up to a small basin then onto the ridgeline that heads up to Single Cone.Mar 21, 2012
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Following the ridgeline207 viewsMar 08, 2012
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The old pack trail143 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Hells Gate164 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Skippers Saddle start/end point147 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Looking to Mt Dewar from the Skippers Road136 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Exit point onto Skippers Road134 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Slips and erosion along the Shotover River155 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Approaching the Shotover River130 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Huts at Atleys Terrace135 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Looking back up to Mt Dewar132 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Looking back to Atleys Terrace along the Shotover River105 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Views back to Mt Bowen, Mt Lomond Cecil Peak105 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Top of Mt Dewar looking towards Queenstown Hill and Remarks110 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Top section of the Atleys Trail100 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Top of Mt Dewar looking west112 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Ridgeline looking into Skippers Canyon168 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Devils Creek Trail136 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Old Rum Gully Ice Rink110 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Mt Dewar/Atleys Trail Map188 viewsSteep climb from Skippers Saddle to the top of Mt Dewar and then a long drop down an old trail to Atleys Terrace just above the Shotover River. From there, it's a single track back to the Skippers Road and 6km climb back up to Skippers Saddle.Mar 08, 2012
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Queens Drive Route Topo Map154 viewsSlightly different route to the previous two circuits in that lunch was had at the tarn that feeds into Wye Falls, a small detour to view the Doolans Valley and the exit via the saddle to the east of Wye Saddle (a much more gentle route).Feb 07, 2012
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Top of Wye Falls92 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Final descent87 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Group shot of happy hikers176 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The track hugs the cliff143 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Dave trying to look relaxed on the rock edge105 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Looking towards Frankton178 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Decending through the boulder field94 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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A well earned lunch91 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Yes, Graeme made it the whole way. Photographic Proof!103 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Heading out to our morning tea lookout111 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Our return saddle to the east of Wye Saddle91 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Finishing the walk in style95 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns looking south west89 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The cloud gave the rocky peaks a mysterious air96 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns and Single/Double Cone94 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Mountain Goats119 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The largest of the Wye Tarns and our lunch spot destination96 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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View from our lunch spot88 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Follow the leader149 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Approaching the Wye Valley from the bottom of the boulder field99 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns90 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Enjoying the views at morning tea111 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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