Monday, August 29, 2016

A Trot up the Fox

This photo shows an incredibly  life like cut out of a DOC ranger (a guy Jo use to work with!) He is indicating not to go any further as river levels can change rapidly, particularly during and after heavy rain and the entire river bed can become completely covered with flood water. Over the years, people have ignored the signs to their peril. 
Ice collapse and rock fall can occur at any time at the terminal face of the glacier, a cold down-draft off the glacier is normal in the valley, and rainstorms occasionally catch visitors (and the odd local!) by surprise. It's always a good idea to take an extra layer and a raincoat even if you don't think you will need it.

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