Tag Archive for snow

More mountain biking and less x/c skiing

Maybe it’s because mastering bike riding as a kid is a hugh achievement in terms of freedom perceived, that I’m scooting all about exploring tracks on my new mountain bike that don’t have snow on them, and of course my little camera is my constant companion. Here’s a few landscape images from some of my…

Bracken and snow grass fire on Roys Peak Wanaka

While out walking tonight, I saw the start of a fire – a farmer’s burn-off going a bit wrong. I took awhile to hoof it home to get closer with my truck, but this had advantages light wise. Tripod and wet feet crossing Waterfall Creek both helped… my friend’s Alix and James doing a great job…

Back to Bob Lee hut for an overnighter

Recently I’ve been posting a few photos of the odd nocturnal visit to Bob Lee hut on the Pisa Range near Wanaka, and part of The Snow Farm’s cross country ski area. The down side of this is that I’m never there for the breaking of dawn! And it’s a spot that photographically has much…

Lightweight ski touring dilemma solved

It was back in the late 60’s I started skiing, and at a club field complete with rope tow, walk in/up to the snow, dig the rope out after storms and crank up the tractor. We’d often ski so late we’d walk down in the dark to the accommodation hut. That’s when my love affair…

Snow Farm ski tour by full moon

As many of you know, my main primary interest in the Central Otago winter is cross country skiing, and I’m fortunate enough to have the managements blessing at the Snow Farm ski area to be a nocturnal wanderer. It does avoid sun burn, and oh goodness too many trips in our Southern Alps years ago…