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Route Map223 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 Map230 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 Hut218 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Start of the walk at Coalpit Saddle207 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Looking over to Ben Cruichan197 viewsDec 09, 2012
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4WD track down the ridge201 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading back down to the water race214 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Approaching the top of Mt Salmond224 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Single and Double Cone from Mt Salmond133 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Nice sheltered rest stop near the top of Mt Salmond110 viewsDec 09, 2012
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View south from Mt Salmond112 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Near the top of Mt Salmond with Single Cone in the background96 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Racemans Hut141 viewsDec 09, 2012
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View down to Doolans Creek Right Branch108 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Great spot for morning tea102 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Following the water race105 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Interior of the hut117 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading into the steeper section of the Doolans Valley103 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading down to Racemans Hut102 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Route map192 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 Battery160 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Lower section of Rich Burn161 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Part of the machinery that mixed mercury with the quartz blanketings166 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek142 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading downstream165 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek153 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut looking up to Vanguard Peak162 viewsMay 06, 2012
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1935 newspaper on the hut interior82 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Enjoying the warm May sun97 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Interior of the hut with newspaper lining102 viewsMay 06, 2012
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1935 newspaper on the hut interior78 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut at Premier Battery85 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Gold mining relics84 viewsMay 06, 2012
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The original fatfree frying pan90 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Machinery79 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Lunchspot at Premier Battery80 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut at Premier Battery87 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Premier Battery81 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old boiler remains80 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Gold mining equipment at Premier Battery84 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Remains of Homeward Bound Battery cableway79 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old hut at Premier Battery82 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut interior66 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old hut between Homeward Bound and Premier Battery71 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Approaching Premier Battery86 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Homeward Bound Battery from cableway ruins82 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Rich Burn from Homeward Bound77 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading up Rich Burn92 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading up Rich Burn96 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Homeward Bound Battery84 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Cold and frosty start to the day81 viewsMay 06, 2012
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View to airport76 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Deer Park Heights & Queenstown72 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Deer Park Heights & Queenstown71 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Queenstown view throught the gap85 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone 87 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View towards Queenstown79 viewsMay 03, 2012
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view down Shadow Basin to carpark84 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Southern arm of Lake Wakatipu77 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Wakatipu69 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn77 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower83 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn70 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone & Wye Valley77 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn79 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Alta84 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Sugar Bowl86 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower87 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower79 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin79 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Shotover River & Lake Hayes70 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Jacks Point & Cecil Peak66 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Queenstown View75 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Cecil Peak78 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Looking down to the Lake Wakatipu outlet82 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Sugar Bowl81 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Looking up to the comms tower79 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn with Lake Hayes in background94 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Alta Chutes85 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View down the ridge to Sugar Bowl81 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Alta85 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn83 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Heading up Alta Green101 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn with Lake Hayes in background72 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone81 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View from the carpark80 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin86 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Cardrona Valley90 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Gorge on the Miners Trail126 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Enjoying the views from Crown Peak97 viewsApr 01, 2012
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View from the top136 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking towards Mt Sale and Cardrona104 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Peak with Remarkables in background103 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Heading down the 4wd track to Bracken Saddle110 viewsApr 01, 2012
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View of Macetown from Crown Peak81 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Peak83 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Intersection of Crown Range and Coal Creek Tracks121 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Views on the Cardrona Valley side90 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Trig point just south of Crown Peak94 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Look, I've just spotted Crown Peak!102 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range ridge111 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Views over the Wakatipu Basin97 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Fence line106 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Dip down to a saddle99 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking back along the ridge96 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Mt Scott Trig Point99 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range road summit/start of walk118 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking down to the start point112 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Was able to get to about 5m away from this Falcon99 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Start of the Crown Range ridgeline92 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range Route120 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 Map230 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Waterfall from Wye Tarns77 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Approaching the highest point on the ridge85 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns75 viewsMar 31, 2012
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South Eastern side of the ridge74 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Heading back up to Wye Saddle East80 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns80 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View back to the saddle from the ridgeline79 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Unamed 2000m peak71 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Peaks on the eastern side of Wye Valley73 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Heading down the ridge87 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Doolans Valley84 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Back on the valley floor87 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Valley74 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View through the gap71 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Lower Doolans Valley80 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone and Wye Tarns71 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone78 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns79 viewsMar 31, 2012
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On the ridgeline79 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Beautiful tarn in the Doolans Valley120 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Approaching Wye Saddle East83 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Start of the ridgeline77 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone73 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View from Wye Saddle East looking to the ridgeline73 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns73 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Looking back to the saddle77 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Topo Map Route174 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 nature102 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Tarns/Valley93 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Looking back to Sugar Bowl90 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Jumbled Rockscape84 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Largest of the Wye Tarns99 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Cecil Peak/Lake Wakatipu from Single Cone ridge97 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley looking south east83 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley92 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta from the saddle90 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Glass like reflections on Lake Alta91 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley from Wye Saddle88 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Approaching Wye Saddle78 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Tarns and Valley From Single Cone Ridge96 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone reflections89 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone from the Lake Alta outlet stream97 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta Reflections91 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta Reflections106 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone reflections110 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Route Map151 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 ridgeline213 viewsMar 08, 2012
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The old pack trail148 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Hells Gate169 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Skippers Saddle start/end point152 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Looking to Mt Dewar from the Skippers Road141 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Exit point onto Skippers Road139 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Slips and erosion along the Shotover River160 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Approaching the Shotover River135 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Huts at Atleys Terrace139 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Looking back up to Mt Dewar137 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Looking back to Atleys Terrace along the Shotover River108 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Views back to Mt Bowen, Mt Lomond Cecil Peak108 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Top of Mt Dewar looking towards Queenstown Hill and Remarks113 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Top section of the Atleys Trail103 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Top of Mt Dewar looking west115 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Ridgeline looking into Skippers Canyon173 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Devils Creek Trail140 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Old Rum Gully Ice Rink114 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Mt Dewar/Atleys Trail Map193 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 Map158 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 Falls95 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Final descent90 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Group shot of happy hikers180 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The track hugs the cliff147 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Dave trying to look relaxed on the rock edge108 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Looking towards Frankton183 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Decending through the boulder field97 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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A well earned lunch94 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Yes, Graeme made it the whole way. Photographic Proof!106 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Heading out to our morning tea lookout114 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Our return saddle to the east of Wye Saddle94 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Finishing the walk in style98 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns looking south west92 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The cloud gave the rocky peaks a mysterious air99 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns and Single/Double Cone97 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Mountain Goats123 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The largest of the Wye Tarns and our lunch spot destination99 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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View from our lunch spot91 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Follow the leader153 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Approaching the Wye Valley from the bottom of the boulder field102 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns93 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Enjoying the views at morning tea114 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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