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The Milford Track

I can’t even put my experience into words right now. 33.5 miles through seven vegetation zones in four days. To a highest point at 3056 feet over the MacKinnon pass. Traveling and sharing bunk rooms with 39 other people.

I need to sleep a long while. Get up and eat some fried eggs, drink good coffee at the Sandfly Cafe. Go through my photos and spend hours writing.

But I will say this. The third day of the hike, passing over the MacKinnon Pass, to the Sutherland Falls and ending at Dumpling Hut was one of the most spectacular days of my life. I spent from dawn until dusk walking the track and there wasn’t a moment that I wasn’t enthralled by what I was seeing and feeling.

Here I am at the end. Sandfy Point. I found that walking stick halfway through the last day. It was the perfect companion. Crooked just like me.

6 comments

  1. Sitting here admiring your adventurous spirit. How will we ever keep you down now? Not happening, I’m sure. Anxiously awaiting your posts. Love, Mom

  2. I’m so excited to hear more! But rest up first, I’d hate for the writing to do you in after you survived the hike!
    Love,Kerry

  3. amazing!

    ahhh Beth – I am so excited for you! What an incredible journey you are having. And I am so excited for me that I will get to read your posts about the Milford and see all the beautiful pictures I’m sure you took. You are a very generous traveler to share all this with us. Thank you. You are making a windy cold day in New York much brighter 🙂

    Love you
    elle

  4. Don’t be too impressed with the “adventurousness” of it – its an easy/moderate tramp with well-maintained paths that thousands of people do each year. Not “off the beaten track” at all…there was a 70 year old man doing it when I was there! Still spectacular…

  5. I didn’t mean just this trek, I meant the whole trip. I’m a little jealous that it never even entered my mind to do something like this when I was young and energetic. Thanks for taking us along. Love, Mom

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