|Scott and Darrell on the Routeburn|
|Camping at Routeburn Flats|
|Darrell relaxing by the river while Scott and I froze taking a dip!|
|Tough life with Scott cooking for us all the time!|
|Darrell found another use for the pot cozy!|
|This shows only a part of the spectacular Routeburn Falls|
|Tramping in the rain as we headed up to the pass|
The views of the pass were partly obscured though we could see glaciers through the mist, and it was still lovely. We headed down the other side of the pass toward the MacKenzie campground and huts.
|Scott and the amazing backpacking umbrella|
|Darrell on the mossy track.|
The next day we hiked out, still in the rain, and got to the shelter by the road. Here, the sun began to peak out, and by the time we caught the bus to Milford Sound, we were beginning to dry out.
Milford Sound, a glacially-carved fjord, is one of the main tourist areas in New Zealand. We were soooo lucky that the sun was shining right after so much rain as the waterfalls spilling off both sides of the steep valley were at their finest.
|Spectacular views on Milford Sound in the SUN!|
|Looking back at Milford Sound|