This is what you see coming and going from the track. The
tops of the highest mountains were shrouded in clouds and there was
snow at the higher altitudes. This slip (landslide) had
in the last few weeks due to all the rain that had been
You need to remember that the amount of rain received recently had been
considered a lot even for an area that receives 5-8 meters or rain a
The hillsides in this area drop steeply into the water (which is why
the slips occur in the first place) and there are steep dropoffs in the
water, with the lakes sometimes hundreds of meters deep. I
been up to a slip in a kayak and in the water is a giant tangle of
trees and rocks. A whole lot of "stuff" had to fall into the
to create this slip. I saw this it on the way in and did have
some concerns that the track
might be plagued by slips and it would be hard to negotiate the
track. Seeing this made me wonder what was ahead.
no matter, nothing was going to stop me.