After returning from work in Antarctica, I immediately started the off-ice adventuring. Despite needing a bit of a break back in civilization, I decided to go with astrophysiscists Eric Leitch and Kyle Story on a quick 3 day backpacking trip up at Arthurs Pass, a short distance away from Christchurch.
A few pics of our tramping…
Outside the United States Antarctic Program CDC building, Kyle and Erik figure out where we’re going..
Finally, in the mountains
Finding a giant Donut. Strangely, I know where another one of these is, on top of a donut shop right outside of the Burbank Airport.
For our night out in the field, we slept at Hamilton Hut, which is very well maintained and comfy. Map Link.
The second day, we hiked back out of the park, and stayed at another hut just near the road.