We are tired!
We decided to do an easy three hour hike at Mt. Cook (NZ’s highest peak) along the Hooker Valley Track. The morning of the hike we woke up to a forecast of 90 km per hour winds but really didn’t think too much of it. We should have! Instead of the easy three hour hike we expected, we ended up fighting our way through a virtual wind tunnel. The gusts were hard to stand up against – we were just thankful that we were in a valley and not dealing with those winds on top of the mountain. We ducked behind a huge boulder for lunch – I thought it went well until I stood up and realized that my rain jacket (yes, it was drizzling too) was covered in jelly. Oh excellent! It was around that time that I realized that mountains covered in glaciers aren’t the most hospitable places on earth.
Needless to say, we finished the hike and both immediately agreed that we wanted to do absolutely nothing for the rest of the day!