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Day 1: (Monday 14/03/05 Taranaki Anniversary Day) We flew and drove from various points around the country to Te Anau where we took the bus to Te Anau Downs to catch the Fiordland Express catamaran for the 30km trip to the top of the lake.

We travelled on a near mirror smooth lake past the North Fiord, and up to the jetty where the walking begins. The guided group hardly have to get their packs on before The Glade is reached! We continued on to Clinton Hut, which was big and modern and clearly environmentally sound. It needs to be, given the numbers of trampers.

Photos by:
Keith Blayney (K)
John or Vern Barrell (J)
Alan Rogers (A)
Graham or Cathy Thompson (G)

Trampers for
Milford Track 011A

Fiordland Express at
Te Anau Downs 013K

Starboard view
Lake Te Anau 026K

View ahead on
Lake Te Anau 030K

View to side on
Lake Te Anau 034K

Top of the Lake
Clinton Mouth 039K

Glade Bridge
crossing the Clinton 045K

Looking back to
Glade House 047K

Trout in the
Clinton River 048K

Clinton River

Hill and river

Graham at
Clinton Hut 059K

Had a sharp earthquake in the evening, but nothing came down off the "hills" towering 1.7km above us!

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