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Remotologging #316

A few pics from a 3 day ride on the Coast to complete the GPS logging of the Hohonu, Nemona forest, plus check out a few other tracks in the area.

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Lake Lyndon frozen over
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Arthurs Pass. As soon as I'd turn my back the Keas would be up on my bag ripping big holes in it, I had to ask people to keep them off my bike while paying for fuel, cheeky little buggers!
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With no official tracks the only way to get to Lake Ahaura is to bush-bash. I followed this tributary on foot till I came out at the lake edge
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Lake Ahaura whipped up by a cool southerly
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A wind blown tree from Lake Haupiri to Lake Hochstetter that has been down for a few months now
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Morning mist over the Ahaura River
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On some of the tracks the bog holes were walked first to make sure I wasn't going to get into grief
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Some of the tracks were great but dependant on water levels, in this one the crossing was up around seat level
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The Taramakau River
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West Coast
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Some of these roads were absolutely stunning, nice winding gravel roads through native bush
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Heading back through Lewis Pass on dusk, just up the road from this photo it began snowing and kept snowing right through to Christchurch