3RY – Part 3 – Day 17

3RY Update Part:

3

Date:

8th February ‘19

Day:

17

Title:

Mad Dash

KM Mark Start:

2860

Start Location:

Greenstone Hut

KM Mark Finish:

2667

Finish Location:

Greenstone Carpark then additional section to Kinloch, then mad dash to Glenorchy.

Actual KM today:

27

Weather:

Sunny and hot

General:

Loved the walk out of Greenstone Valley to Greenstone carpark.

Here is where I went a little more off the beaten Te Araroa trail.

The official trail encourages people to grab a shuttle from Greenstone Carpark, through Kinloch and Glenorchy and around to QT.

My goal is to do these sections self propelled. I walked the additional 13km to Kinloch and then performed a mad dash across the Dart and Rees rivers to Glenorchy.

I assessed the risk, went for it and was stoked with the result.

30 mins and I was across to Glenorchy. This saved me another 35ish km of walking.

(Anyone that’s doing the TA and considering this, I recommend you don’t. I had a number of safety measures in place that made it possible, including people keeping watch onshore)

Have arranged a bike to get the ‘hazard zone’ between Glenorchy and Queenstown completed in good time.

Body/Health:

Good!

Outlook:

Buzzing, loved the variation today. Hoping the cycle section goes to plan.

Tune of the Day:

Method Man – Wu Tang Clan

Day 17 Images:

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