Mole tops, NZ
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Lynn Tramper
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Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Mole tops, NZ on 01/23/2008 18:06:01 MST Print View

Another lesser know trip on the South Island...

A Beautiful climb through mixed temperate rainforests, well tracked and shady. Eventually you run out of forest and the rest of the trip is on open tussock.

Having a breather and taking in the view after gaining the tops

mole tops 1

Then it's just a matter of following the poles...

mole 2

The you drop off the ridge a little and amble down to a very cute but basic hut. It has room for four, and was really quite comfortable.

mole hut
Then it's just a walk following down the river and you eventually end up back at your car, having done a charming 2 day loop. The drive from Christchurch is kinda long, but even the drive takes you through some great scenery. Here was Lewis Pass on the drive home

lewis 2

lewis pass

Edited by retropump on 01/23/2008 18:06:59 MST.