Day 94. Two Thumb Track. February 4, 2016.
1 km past Bush Stream Carpark km 2312 to Royal Hut km 2336
I slept so well in my tent last night. Maybe I should do that more often. No condensation increases the enjoyment.
The day started with many crossings of Bush Stream.
Many times I was standing just searching for the next orange poles. It was another gorgeous day with LOTS of climbing. Definitely one of the top days on the TA.
I climbed above the river….
…just to descend back down. And then up again. You can see the trail on the grassy ridge…
I stopped for a break at Crooked Spur Hut…
Then I kept climbing…
Another high point….
And back down…
I am now at Royal Hut named because in 1970 Prince Charles and Princess Anne were flown in here. It’s hard to believe this hut was chosen over all the other choices.
3 women my age, also from California, are here also… Diane, Susan and Sandy. They are hiking the South Island TA.
It’s supposed to rain tomorrow. 90% chance of light rain according to Delorme. And of course it’s the day I go over the highest point on the entire TA. I’m not sure what I will do if it’s raining when I wake up.