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Mitre Peak Baldy circuit, February 2016

On the up and down, rooty trail before Mitre Flats Hut (350m)
On the up and down, rooty trail before Mitre Flats Hut (350m)
On the up and down, rooty trail before Mitre Flats Hut (350m)
On the up and down, rooty trail before Mitre Flats Hut (350m)
At about 1,200m, approaching Peggy's Peak (1,545m)
At about 1,350m, approaching Peggy's Peak (1,545m - right). With Girdlestone (1,546m), Adkin (1,450m - left of centre) and North King (1,535m - far left)
Beneath Peggy's Peak, with Girdlestone behind
Looking south from beneath the summit of Mitre (1,571m) to Peggy's Peak (1,545m)
Looking south from beneath the summit of Mitre
Mother Nature's treasure trove - location Mitre (1,571m)
More natural treasures
Heading towards Girdlestone (1,546m), from Brockett (1,538m)
Descending south from Girdlestone towards Adkin (1,450m)
The rocky ridge between Girdlestone and Adkin (1,450m - centre). The Three Kings, Broken Axe Pinnacles and McGregor are above and behind Adkin
The Broken Axe Pinnacles (1,425m) and McGregor (1,540m - far right)
View north and west to Adkin (1,450m - right) and the Dorset Ridge. Dorset Ridge Hut (1,140m) is the tiny white dot above the treeline mid-left
View south of Adkin back to, from left, Girdlestone, Brockett, Mitre and Peggy's Peak
View northwest to the Dorset Ridge, from beneath North King (1,535m)
View northwest to the Dorset Ridge, from beneath North King (1,535m). Adkin, Girdlestone, Brockett and Mitre are all in view at right
View south from North King (1,535m) to Middle King (1,521m), South King (1,531m) and McGregor (1,540m)
On the summit of Middle King (1,521m)
South of Middle King, looking towards South King (far left) and McGregor
View north and west from South King (1,531m)
View southeast from South King (1,531m), to the Broken Axe Pinnacles and McGregor (far right). Baldy Ridge stretches left and down. Jumbo Hut is located on the dark ridge just above the treeline, left of centre background
Looking southeast down Baldy Ridge to Baldy (1,325m)
Looking back up Baldy Ridge to the Broken Axe Pinnacles and McGregor
Looking back up Baldy Ridge, from Baldy (1,325m) to, from right, South King (1,531m) the Broken Axe Pinnacles (1,425m) and McGregor (1,540m)
View on the Waingawa River descent from Mitre Flats Hut - a slower but more interesting and enjoyable alternative (in good weather) to the up and down, rooty bush route on the true left of the river
View on the Waingawa River descent from Mitre Flats Hut - a slower but more interesting and enjoyable alternative (in good weather) to the up and down, rooty bush route on the true left of the river
View on the Waingawa River descent from Mitre Flats Hut - a slower but more interesting and enjoyable alternative (in good weather) to the up and down, rooty bush route on the true left of the river
View on the Waingawa River descent from Mitre Flats Hut - a slower but more interesting and enjoyable alternative (in good weather) to the up and down, rooty bush route on the true left of the river
View on the Waingawa River descent from Mitre Flats Hut - a slower but more interesting and enjoyable alternative (in good weather) to the up and down, rooty bush route on the true left of the river
View on the Waingawa River descent from Mitre Flats Hut - a slower but more interesting and enjoyable alternative (in good weather) to the up and down, rooty bush route on the true left of the river
View on the Waingawa River descent from Mitre Flats Hut - a slower but more interesting and enjoyable alternative (in good weather) to the up and down, rooty bush route on the true left of the river
View on the Waingawa River descent from Mitre Flats Hut - a slower but more interesting and enjoyable alternative (in good weather) to the up and down, rooty bush route on the true left of the river
View on the Waingawa River descent from Mitre Flats Hut - a slower but more interesting and enjoyable alternative (in good weather) to the up and down, rooty bush route on the true left of the river
View on the Waingawa River descent from Mitre Flats Hut - a slower but more interesting and enjoyable alternative (in good weather) to the up and down, rooty bush route on the true left of the river
View on the Waingawa River descent from Mitre Flats Hut - a slower but more interesting and enjoyable alternative (in good weather) to the up and down, rooty bush route on the true left of the river
View on the Waingawa River descent from Mitre Flats Hut - there's no way to avoid getting wet on this route, with several narrow bluffy sections

Read about it   A refreshing descent   Wilderness Magazine Dec 16

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