Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Bealey Spur.

When we asked the woman working at the Department of Conservation hut if there were any good hikes nearby, she said, nonchalantly, that there was a decent one just down the road. It was raining at the hut, but she said that the hike was probably dry. We decided to give it a shot, and we learned that the Kiwis have very high standards for their tramps. Here are a few shots from the decent Bealey Spur.


Limestone walls.


Tree trunks in New Zealand: Part I.

The first of many pictures of tree trunks. For whatever reason, tree trunks in New Zealand are much more interesting than those I have encountered in the United States.


Friday, March 4, 2011


The Pancake Rocks.


Limestone and water.

For all my geologists out there.


First time at Castle Hill.

Climbing at the spiritual center of the universe: