Keeping up with the Prendergasts—a 4 hour walk in the Matukituki valley

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We joined Phil and Megan for a great walk in the upper Matukituki valley – destination a hanging glacier off the peak called Rob Roy ( 2644 m)
Began with a beautiful drive up the Matukituki valley

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Setting out – before the rain began

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The track crosses the Matukituki river and then heads steeply up the Rob Roy stream – a steady climb into misty light rain

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First observation point for the glacier

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Above the bush line we had light rain but still a reasonable view of the glacier above

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HARD ROCK CAFE — we had a boil up for hot soups and managed to get some meager shelter from rain before we made our way back down the track to the vehicles again . All in all a great walk and love to revisit in summer.

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Some great vistas on the way back down then valley –

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