Young - Wilkin - East Matukituki via Gillespie and Rabbit Passes

Day 3 - Siberia Hut

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For most of the day it rained - so we spent the day in and around the Siberia Hut.

Above - a ridge above the hut

Above - 2 planes land to take out a commercial party from Active New Zealand - but the river was too high for them to cross over - so they had to walk down to Kerin Forks to the jetboat. The night before they had enjoyed a good meal - a nice vegetable curry and had given us their left over food (which was quite a big wok full - thanks!).

Above - looking up the valley

Above - a nearby waterfall - rejuvenated by recent rain

Above - Siberia Stream

Above - this creek emerged from a canyon near the hut

Continue to day 4 where we head off with daypacks to Crucible Lake

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