7th August 2016
Four intrepid trampers turned up on a cold sunny winter’s day for a walk in the snow. Due to transportation limitations, Red Hill was swapped for Mount Lyndon and turned out to be a great alternative. Keith was a fantastic leader (he told me to write that), and we set off from the parking area at Lake Lyndon just over Porters Pass.
The snow got deeper and deeper as we got higher but we all managed to make it to the summit for lunchtime. After a look around at the amazing winter wonderland views, we headed off down to the shores of Lake Lyndon via one of the other ridges. A hare came flying down past us as we slowly descended through the tussocks and two crested grebes were spotted along the shores of the partially frozen lake. On this trip we enjoyed the company of Isobel, a French/Vanuatu who is a new tramper to our club and who has previously tramped in Otago. A great day to be in the hills! Trampers were Keith McQuillan (great leader), Penny Coffey, Ruth Barratt and Isobel