Tasman Lake Track
Monday 12th March, we were over in Twizel for a short recharge break. This time we really wanted to find a track Kyle could do with us up at Mt Cook National Park. There seem to be a lot of tracks with great potential that are currently not accessible for a wheelchair, even with a lot of determination! We set off on the Tasman Lake Track. Most people head straight up the track to the Blue Lakes Tasman Glacier View Track. After climbing up for about 400 meters we veered off to the right and it was great not to have to constantly avoid lyric clad camera pointers. The track winds through Matagouri and Speargrass as you walk through the old terminal moraines of the glacier. The size of the boulders is impressive. The track averages about 1.5 meters with small sections of rocks and thick gravel that are challenging. It is a mostly gentle climb with a few steep sections. The spectacular views up and down the valley make the walk worth the effort. And of course the view of the Tasman Lake.