For the first two days of our ride we’d persisted with the “it’s all downhill from Aoraki/Mt Cook to the ocean” story. And that’s because it had, as far as Lake Ohau Lodge, been largely downhill. Day 3 was to tell a different tale.
[The innocent-looking start of the track on Day 3]
[On the long climb from Lake Ohau]
[A creek-side stop on the ascent]
[At the 900m high point above Lake Ohau]
[Lynne taking a break beside the Ahuriri River]
[Sheltering from the sleet at Otematata]