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Day 6 - Kerin Forks - Wilkin Vally - Jumboland - Top Forks
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This was a fairly easy day walking up the river to the Top Forks
Above - Chuin Nee photographing the Wilkin River
Above - walking up the Wilkin Valley
Above - I've no idea what this strange plant is
Above - a small stream
Above - lichen (lots of lichen!)
Above - Mt Aeolus
Above - beech forest
Above - Chuin Nee in the forest
Above - Wonderland Stream joins the main river
Above - at Jumboland - a good place to stop for lunch - and for John to catch up with his reading.
Above - Mt Perseus
Above - Chuin Nee on the riverbank
Above - looking up to Top Forks
Above - John on the flats - but not for much longer. We took the high river option and went over the small hill on the left.
Above - Top Forks huts - we occupied the newer hut and later, Denise
and Marco occupied the older hut. We were the only parties in the area
- and it was an amazing place to be in.
Above - boulders and grass in the river bed
Above - relaxing on the hut deck
Above - and the view - the bottom slopes of Mt Pollux
Above - Mt Pollux
Continue on to Day 7 - a daytrip up to three alpine lakes and one tarn
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