Saturday, April 25, 2009
Today we climbed a hill - by the time we got to the top we were prepared to call it a mountain - outside Cromwell. It seems that all the interesting walks start with a climb - this was no exception! We left the car in a car park on the south side of the town, crossed the road and after a steep climb for 10-15 minutes we came across the reservoir (now empty) that once served the town with water. That was the easy bit! The next hour and a quarter was all up with some sections of the track being steeper than others. However, it was well worth the effort. From the top (estimated between 800-1100m)we enjoyed specatacular views west to Cromwell, south west to Bannockburn with the Nevis hills in the background and north to Lake Dunstan.