the Awe of Lake Alta (part 2)

Lake Alta (The Remarkables, Queenstown) inspired awe within – here are the visuals

You can read part 1 of Awe and Lake Alta here.  Pictures were taken by either Craig or me.

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Looking west, on the way up The Remarkables. Left to right is Lake Wakatipu, Frankton, Queenstown Airport and the Shotover River meets the Kawarau River

looking north, on the way up to The Remarkables is Lake Hayes.
looking north, on the way up to The Remarkables is Lake Hayes.
this pictures shows Lake Hayes and the Kawarau river from the road up to the Remarkables Ski area
Lakes Hayes and the Kawarau River meanders east to Cromwell
looking north as we walk up to Lake Alta at The Remarkables, Queenstown
looking north as we walk up to Lake Alta at The Remarkables, Queenstown
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Walking towards the double cone of The Remarkables. Lake Alta is a cirque lake just below the cones
the river bed - clear cold water
the river bed – clear cold water from Lake Alta, The Remarkables

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tarns on the way to Lake Alta, The Remarkables
tarns on the way to Lake Alta, The Remarkables

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Breakfast at the Lake
Breakfast at the Lake
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the double cones (of The Remarkables) are to the left of the Lake Alta. We have started to climb up to the ridge south-east of the lake

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these tarns are over the ridge, south-east of Lake Alta. This is where the Wye Creek track goes
this picture shows one of many grasshoppers on a rock with a quartz strip
The Grasshoppers were abundant

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Southern Alps in the background
Southern Alps in the background

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some ice is still present under the mid summer sun at The Remarkables
some ice is still present under the mid-summer sun at The Remarkables

Author: Karen M

house sitter, mother, daughter, kiwi, artist, blogger, multi-potentialite, science writer, dancer, analyst, food lover, accountant

2 thoughts on “the Awe of Lake Alta (part 2)”

  1. Incidentally, Lake Alta is the location of Dimrill Dale in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. This is where the fellowship exited the mines of Moria after the loss of Gandalf

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