Photos: Mount Somers Conservation Area - Methven, Staveley, New Zealand

Mount Somers Holiday Park - Kelli checking in
Woolshed Creek Trailhead
Residential sheep run around the trail
Kelli at the Blackburn Mine
The last few sheep stare at us in disdain
Passing some signage
Over a sheep barrier
and through a beautiful area
Kelli at summit of Trig R
A strenuous and thankfully short ascent follows Trig R
to more sweeping views
note sheep barrier and hut in distance
of waterfalls
and Woolshed Hut
Kelli (small on the right) hikes into a valley of Lord of The Rings backdrop quality
pretty mountain stream with snow caps in the distance
Dana at Mount Somers saddle
Beautiful mountainous view
Kelli after the saddle as the trail descends
Kelli hikes through sub-alpine scrub
First glimpse of Pinnacles Hut
Pinnacles Hut
We all donned headlamps after dinner
Playing cards by headlamp
Morning Pinnacles being painted gold
At the Pinnacles, the trail sharply descends
into ferns
Kelli under a gorgeous small but long waterfall
Crossing Bowyers Stream
Lush green foliage and water
More waterfalls and streams
The trail gets tough and often looks more like a rock wall
Duke’s Knob view
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