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Bagged Mt Roberts - January 2008
« on: February 02, 2009, 11:41:39 AM »
Bagging Mt. Roberts was the perfect opportunity to escape the sandflies at Nelson Lakes (they drove us nuts).  >:(

This was a really enjoyable walk with plenty of variety.  We walked up a series of switchbacks and through beech forest to reach the top of Mt Roberts,  and then down a different way via a couple of huts and a few small scree slopes.  At the top of Mt Roberts there are good views of Nelson Lakes area.  As the summit is at the end of the ridge, you always feel like you could go higher, and thus the opportunity is there to go on to Angelus Peak and overnight at Angelus Hut if you want.  But for a simple  day-walk, Mt Roberts still provides a nice high point from which to get views of the surrounding countryside.