Milford Track Day 2

March 21st, 2014 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

 

 

 

Day Two is a 16 km hike from Glade House to Pompolona Lodge. Mainly flat, except for the last couple of kms, and pretty good track to walk on.

The generator came on at 6.45 am and departure was 8.30 am as Day 2 isn’t as long a day as the next two.

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You leave Glade House by crossing over the Clinton River. There’s something like 280 water crossings in total on the track!

 

 

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A view from the bridge back to Glade House.

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A small detour gets you to the tree with a hole in it!

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Another five minute side track takes you to the Wetlands.

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At the end of the Wetland board walk.

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Then back into the beech forest.

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The track is really well maintained at this stage. Later days, the surface was much tougher.

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A nice reflection at Prairie Lake.

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A trout.

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The track then breaks into the open near the end.

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And just before Pompolona Lodge you have to climb across two massive rockfalls.

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The view from my room at Pompolona Lodge. Very civilised.

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The common area where you relax, nice and warm and dry. Bar opens at 5 pm, so prior to that just quiet reading and relaxation time.

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6 Responses to “Milford Track Day 2”

  1. RRM (9,920 comments) says:

    A tramping hut with a bar! Far out. :-)

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  2. nasska (11,503 comments) says:

    But not open until 5pm RRM…..the trials & tribulations of the modern track walker. :)

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  3. chuk (40 comments) says:

    You’re bringing back happy memories David – thanks. I and a group of friends arrived at Pompolona a few years ago on St Patrick’s day; they served us warm scones with green cream for tea.

    There is something to be said for pampered tramping when the hardest thing you have to do after the day’s walk is to decide which bottle of pinot noir to order.

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  4. iMP (2,385 comments) says:

    THERE’S A BAR!?? Not the corrugated iron shelter and billy, rice and flaky potato mash in the rain tramping I’m used to.

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  5. thor42 (971 comments) says:

    Wow – you get a room to yourself! A very nice one too – I’m impressed!

    I would need that as I’m told that I snore. Not good for room-mates.

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  6. Viking2 (11,471 comments) says:

    Its a Rainbow Trout David. See the red stripe on its side. Thought you could recognize the rainbows anywhere even in the scrub.

    You just cannot escape their presence.
    8O

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