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Long-Distance Walks with Mark Moxon

Routeburn-Greenstone Track: Days 1-3: Routeburn Track

Lake Harris
Beautiful Lake Harris sits just below the mountains of the Harris Saddle

Day 1 was an easy two-hour wander to Routeburn Flats, a lovely river flat where the sandflies weren't too bad (at least compared to the Hollyford) and the views were wonderful. The weather, in an atypical display of sympathy, had cleared to sunny and hot, and the skies got clearer and clearer as the walk went on, which I appreciated as I would have been high enough to be right inside the clouds if the weather had turned.

Routeburn scenery
Routeburn scenery