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Route Map238 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 Map245 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 Hut235 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Start of the walk at Coalpit Saddle222 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Looking over to Ben Cruichan212 viewsDec 09, 2012
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4WD track down the ridge216 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading back down to the water race229 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Approaching the top of Mt Salmond239 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Single and Double Cone from Mt Salmond144 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Nice sheltered rest stop near the top of Mt Salmond118 viewsDec 09, 2012
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View south from Mt Salmond120 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Near the top of Mt Salmond with Single Cone in the background105 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Racemans Hut152 viewsDec 09, 2012
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View down to Doolans Creek Right Branch116 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Great spot for morning tea110 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Following the water race113 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Interior of the hut125 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading into the steeper section of the Doolans Valley111 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading down to Racemans Hut110 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Route map204 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 07, 2012
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Anderson's Battery171 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Lower section of Rich Burn172 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Part of the machinery that mixed mercury with the quartz blanketings177 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek153 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Heading downstream176 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek164 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Hut looking up to Vanguard Peak174 viewsMay 07, 2012
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1935 newspaper on the hut interior90 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Enjoying the warm May sun105 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Interior of the hut with newspaper lining110 viewsMay 07, 2012
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1935 newspaper on the hut interior86 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Hut at Premier Battery93 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Gold mining relics93 viewsMay 07, 2012
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The original fatfree frying pan98 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Machinery87 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Lunchspot at Premier Battery88 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Hut at Premier Battery95 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Premier Battery89 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Old boiler remains88 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Gold mining equipment at Premier Battery92 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Remains of Homeward Bound Battery cableway87 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Old hut at Premier Battery90 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Hut interior74 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Old hut between Homeward Bound and Premier Battery79 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Approaching Premier Battery94 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Homeward Bound Battery from cableway ruins90 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Rich Burn from Homeward Bound85 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Heading up Rich Burn100 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Heading up Rich Burn104 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Homeward Bound Battery93 viewsMay 07, 2012
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Cold and frosty start to the day89 viewsMay 07, 2012
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View to airport84 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Deer Park Heights & Queenstown80 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Deer Park Heights & Queenstown79 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Queenstown view throught the gap93 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone 95 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View towards Queenstown88 viewsMay 03, 2012
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view down Shadow Basin to carpark92 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Southern arm of Lake Wakatipu85 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Wakatipu77 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn86 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower91 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn78 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone & Wye Valley85 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn87 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Alta94 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Sugar Bowl94 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower95 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower87 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin87 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Shotover River & Lake Hayes79 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Jacks Point & Cecil Peak74 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Queenstown View83 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Cecil Peak86 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Looking down to the Lake Wakatipu outlet90 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Sugar Bowl89 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Looking up to the comms tower87 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn with Lake Hayes in background103 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Alta Chutes93 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View down the ridge to Sugar Bowl89 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Alta93 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn91 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Heading up Alta Green109 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn with Lake Hayes in background80 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone89 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View from the carpark89 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin94 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Cardrona Valley98 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Gorge on the Miners Trail139 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Enjoying the views from Crown Peak105 viewsApr 01, 2012
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View from the top150 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking towards Mt Sale and Cardrona112 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Peak with Remarkables in background112 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Heading down the 4wd track to Bracken Saddle119 viewsApr 01, 2012
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View of Macetown from Crown Peak89 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Peak93 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Intersection of Crown Range and Coal Creek Tracks136 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Views on the Cardrona Valley side99 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Trig point just south of Crown Peak102 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Look, I've just spotted Crown Peak!110 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range ridge120 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Views over the Wakatipu Basin107 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Fence line114 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Dip down to a saddle107 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking back along the ridge104 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Mt Scott Trig Point108 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range road summit/start of walk127 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking down to the start point121 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Was able to get to about 5m away from this Falcon108 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Start of the Crown Range ridgeline101 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range Route133 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 Map246 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Waterfall from Wye Tarns86 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Approaching the highest point on the ridge93 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns85 viewsMar 31, 2012
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South Eastern side of the ridge82 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Heading back up to Wye Saddle East89 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns89 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View back to the saddle from the ridgeline87 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Unamed 2000m peak81 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Peaks on the eastern side of Wye Valley84 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Heading down the ridge97 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Doolans Valley92 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Back on the valley floor96 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Valley82 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View through the gap80 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Lower Doolans Valley88 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone and Wye Tarns80 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone86 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns88 viewsMar 31, 2012
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On the ridgeline87 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Beautiful tarn in the Doolans Valley134 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Approaching Wye Saddle East91 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Start of the ridgeline85 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone81 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View from Wye Saddle East looking to the ridgeline81 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns81 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Looking back to the saddle85 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Topo Map Route187 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 nature112 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Tarns/Valley101 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Looking back to Sugar Bowl98 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Jumbled Rockscape92 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Largest of the Wye Tarns107 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Cecil Peak/Lake Wakatipu from Single Cone ridge105 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley looking south east92 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley100 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta from the saddle98 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Glass like reflections on Lake Alta99 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley from Wye Saddle96 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Approaching Wye Saddle86 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Tarns and Valley From Single Cone Ridge104 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone reflections97 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone from the Lake Alta outlet stream105 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta Reflections99 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta Reflections114 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone reflections118 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Route Map162 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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Queens Drive Route Topo Map169 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 Falls104 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Final descent98 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Group shot of happy hikers191 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The track hugs the cliff158 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Dave trying to look relaxed on the rock edge116 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Looking towards Frankton197 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Decending through the boulder field106 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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A well earned lunch102 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Yes, Graeme made it the whole way. Photographic Proof!115 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Heading out to our morning tea lookout122 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Our return saddle to the east of Wye Saddle102 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Finishing the walk in style107 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns looking south west100 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The cloud gave the rocky peaks a mysterious air107 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns and Single/Double Cone106 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Mountain Goats134 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The largest of the Wye Tarns and our lunch spot destination107 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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View from our lunch spot99 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Follow the leader164 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Approaching the Wye Valley from the bottom of the boulder field110 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns101 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Enjoying the views at morning tea122 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Heading down the ridge to the lunch spot83 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Final climb up to the saddle73 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Good open walking terrain70 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The last steep section108 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Decending through the boulder field88 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Lydia does a Julia Andrews impression79 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Heading out to our morning tea lookout98 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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heading up to the saddle69 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Decending through the boulder field89 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Tarn over in the Doolans Valley64 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Looking back to our lunch spot70 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Queens Drive Track114 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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View back down to the Remarkables Carpark86 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Splash of colour against the grey rocks108 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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1. 2. 3. Pole Vault!76 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Obligatory shot of Lake Alta73 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Enjoying the views at morning tea94 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Mid Section115 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Mountain Man165 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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