Reilly on the Road travel blog

Day 1...On the boat from Te Anau Downs to the Glade Wharf...

Day 1...The start of the famed Milford Track...

Day 1...The first crossing...

Day 1... Along the Track

Day 1...Along the track

Day 1...The Clinton Hut

Day 2...A refreshing pause

Day 2...Along the track

Day 2...Adrian (England) pausing on the trail.

Day 2...River vista along the track

Day 2...At the falls

Day 2...Along the track

Day 2...A female Paradise Duck

Day 2...Boots outside Mintaro Hut

Day 2...Dinner time at Mintaro Hut

Day 2...Falls along the track

Day 2...Drying out clothes by the coal stave.

Day 2...The Mintaro Hut...

Day 3...McKinnon Pass

Day 3...On top of McKinnon Pass

Day 3... It's a bird, it's a ...well it is a bird,...

Day 3...Kea Birds coming down from the pass. These mountain parrots have...

Day 3...The only hiker with an umbrella. Good ole American street sense!

Day 3...Sun filtering through the trees and mos.s

Day 3...The Monument at McKinnon Pass

Day 3...A side hike with about an hour left to the hut.

Day 3...Approaching Sutherland Falls.

Day 3...Cece at the base of the falls...like a water bomb going...

Day 3..."Guided Walkers" check into different huts with sheets, hot showers and...

Day 3...These 2 German Brothers and their dad walked the track... they...

Day 3... The Hut Warden at Dumpling Hut...about 6' 7."

Day 3...Successful control of invasive species....A short tailed possum...NZ has NO native...

Day 3...The "veranda" at Dumpling Hut.

Day 4...Standing inside "Bell Rock"...This hollow was carved by the river then...

Day 4 ...They entrance to Bell Rock.

Day 4...Some more waterfalls...Ho, Hum.

Day 4...Sandfly Point...the end of the walking track before the short boat...

Day 4...My hiking partner Cece lived in Jackson (10 yrs ago) and...

Day 4...We finished just in time!

Day 4...The boat back to Milford...


And so I bid farewell to YM after a week of great traveling and boarded the boat that would take me and 38 others to Glade Wharf at the head of Lake Te Anau to start the 4 day walk.

I've posted like 50 pictures, so hopefully that will say it all.



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