Saturday, November 26, 2005
Milford Track and Milford Sound
The Milford Track was brilliant. Like I mentioned earlier, I was accompanied by a German by the name of Andreas who by luck of chance got a booking on the track 4 days prior to his booking date, which happened to be the same date I booked months ago. It was his first time doing an overnight hike or a hike with a backpack.
We were very lucky that it never rained during our four days on the track. That is very rare considering that the Milford Sound area is the second wettest place on earth. It makes for very lush rainforests even if they aren't tropical.
The intrepid Dr. Root stands on a rock in front of one of the many many waterfalls in fiordland.
Those are lakes, not puddles near the highest point of the track (1154 metres - not so high). It's hard to tell how far away they are, but they are about a half a kilometer or so from where I was standing when I took this photo. If you look closely you can see the trail winding up on the lower left corner of the picture.
Valley among giant mountains.
Milford Sound is actually a fiord, not a sound. It's a fiord because it was created by glaciers.