Day 94. Two Thumb Track. February 4, 2016.

Day 94.  Two Thumb Track. February 4, 2016.

24 km
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.

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Good morning!

The day started with many crossings of Bush Stream.

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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….

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…just to descend back down. And then up again. You can see the trail on the grassy ridge…

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I stopped for a break at Crooked Spur Hut…

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Then I kept climbing…

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Another high point….

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And back down…

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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.

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Royal Hut....Not that royal

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.  

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