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Route Map228 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 Map235 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 Hut223 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Start of the walk at Coalpit Saddle212 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Looking over to Ben Cruichan202 viewsDec 09, 2012
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4WD track down the ridge206 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading back down to the water race219 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Approaching the top of Mt Salmond229 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Single and Double Cone from Mt Salmond136 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Nice sheltered rest stop near the top of Mt Salmond112 viewsDec 09, 2012
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View south from Mt Salmond114 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Near the top of Mt Salmond with Single Cone in the background98 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Racemans Hut144 viewsDec 09, 2012
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View down to Doolans Creek Right Branch110 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Great spot for morning tea104 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Following the water race107 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Interior of the hut119 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading into the steeper section of the Doolans Valley105 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading down to Racemans Hut104 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Route map196 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 Battery163 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Lower section of Rich Burn164 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Part of the machinery that mixed mercury with the quartz blanketings169 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek145 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading downstream168 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek156 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut looking up to Vanguard Peak165 viewsMay 06, 2012
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1935 newspaper on the hut interior84 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Enjoying the warm May sun99 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Interior of the hut with newspaper lining104 viewsMay 06, 2012
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1935 newspaper on the hut interior80 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut at Premier Battery87 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Gold mining relics86 viewsMay 06, 2012
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The original fatfree frying pan92 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Machinery81 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Lunchspot at Premier Battery82 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut at Premier Battery89 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Premier Battery83 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old boiler remains82 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Gold mining equipment at Premier Battery86 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Remains of Homeward Bound Battery cableway81 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old hut at Premier Battery84 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut interior68 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old hut between Homeward Bound and Premier Battery73 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Approaching Premier Battery88 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Homeward Bound Battery from cableway ruins84 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Rich Burn from Homeward Bound79 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading up Rich Burn94 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading up Rich Burn98 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Homeward Bound Battery86 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Cold and frosty start to the day83 viewsMay 06, 2012
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View to airport78 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Deer Park Heights & Queenstown74 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Deer Park Heights & Queenstown73 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Queenstown view throught the gap87 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone 89 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View towards Queenstown81 viewsMay 03, 2012
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view down Shadow Basin to carpark86 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Southern arm of Lake Wakatipu79 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Wakatipu71 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn79 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower85 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn72 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone & Wye Valley79 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn81 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Alta88 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Sugar Bowl88 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower89 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower81 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin81 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Shotover River & Lake Hayes73 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Jacks Point & Cecil Peak68 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Queenstown View77 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Cecil Peak80 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Looking down to the Lake Wakatipu outlet84 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Sugar Bowl83 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Looking up to the comms tower81 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn with Lake Hayes in background96 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Alta Chutes87 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View down the ridge to Sugar Bowl83 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Alta87 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn85 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Heading up Alta Green103 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn with Lake Hayes in background74 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone83 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View from the carpark82 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin88 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Cardrona Valley92 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Gorge on the Miners Trail129 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Enjoying the views from Crown Peak99 viewsApr 01, 2012
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View from the top140 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking towards Mt Sale and Cardrona106 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Peak with Remarkables in background106 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Heading down the 4wd track to Bracken Saddle112 viewsApr 01, 2012
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View of Macetown from Crown Peak83 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Peak85 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Intersection of Crown Range and Coal Creek Tracks125 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Views on the Cardrona Valley side93 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Trig point just south of Crown Peak96 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Look, I've just spotted Crown Peak!104 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range ridge114 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Views over the Wakatipu Basin101 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Fence line108 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Dip down to a saddle101 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking back along the ridge98 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Mt Scott Trig Point101 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range road summit/start of walk120 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking down to the start point114 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Was able to get to about 5m away from this Falcon102 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Start of the Crown Range ridgeline94 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range Route123 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 Map234 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Waterfall from Wye Tarns79 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Approaching the highest point on the ridge87 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns77 viewsMar 31, 2012
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South Eastern side of the ridge76 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Heading back up to Wye Saddle East82 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns82 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View back to the saddle from the ridgeline81 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Unamed 2000m peak74 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Peaks on the eastern side of Wye Valley77 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Heading down the ridge89 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Doolans Valley86 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Back on the valley floor89 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Valley76 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View through the gap73 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Lower Doolans Valley82 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone and Wye Tarns73 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone80 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns81 viewsMar 31, 2012
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On the ridgeline81 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Beautiful tarn in the Doolans Valley124 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Approaching Wye Saddle East85 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Start of the ridgeline79 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone75 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View from Wye Saddle East looking to the ridgeline75 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns75 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Looking back to the saddle79 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Topo Map Route178 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 nature106 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Tarns/Valley95 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Looking back to Sugar Bowl92 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Jumbled Rockscape86 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Largest of the Wye Tarns101 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Cecil Peak/Lake Wakatipu from Single Cone ridge99 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley looking south east85 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley94 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta from the saddle92 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Glass like reflections on Lake Alta93 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley from Wye Saddle90 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Approaching Wye Saddle80 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Tarns and Valley From Single Cone Ridge98 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone reflections91 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone from the Lake Alta outlet stream99 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta Reflections93 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta Reflections108 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone reflections112 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Route Map154 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 Map161 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 Falls98 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Final descent92 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Group shot of happy hikers183 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The track hugs the cliff150 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Dave trying to look relaxed on the rock edge110 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Looking towards Frankton187 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Decending through the boulder field99 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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A well earned lunch96 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Yes, Graeme made it the whole way. Photographic Proof!108 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Heading out to our morning tea lookout116 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Our return saddle to the east of Wye Saddle96 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Finishing the walk in style101 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns looking south west94 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The cloud gave the rocky peaks a mysterious air101 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns and Single/Double Cone100 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Mountain Goats126 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The largest of the Wye Tarns and our lunch spot destination101 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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View from our lunch spot93 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Follow the leader156 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Approaching the Wye Valley from the bottom of the boulder field104 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns95 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Enjoying the views at morning tea116 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Heading down the ridge to the lunch spot79 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Final climb up to the saddle69 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Good open walking terrain66 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The last steep section104 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Decending through the boulder field84 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Lydia does a Julia Andrews impression75 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Heading out to our morning tea lookout94 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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heading up to the saddle65 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Decending through the boulder field85 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Tarn over in the Doolans Valley60 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Looking back to our lunch spot64 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Queens Drive Track110 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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View back down to the Remarkables Carpark82 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Splash of colour against the grey rocks104 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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1. 2. 3. Pole Vault!72 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Obligatory shot of Lake Alta69 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Enjoying the views at morning tea90 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Mid Section109 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Mountain Man157 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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