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Friday, 25 November 2016

Day Three: Temple Basin, Shelter Building & River Crossings...and a birthday!

At the start of our hike up Temple Basin Logan pointed out the beautiful Mt Cook lily which is technically a buttercup - the largest in the world and only flowers for 2 months of the year!

Starting off on our walk for the morning - a nice refreshing day!

These guys can still natter away like old women...even when hiking up a steep hill!

We loved all the alpine plants on this walk.

Almost at the hut - Temple Basin is NZ's oldest ski area; formed in 1933. It has 4 ski tows and you have to do the walk we did to get up there to ski! (It has a wee lift for your gear though.)

While up here we thought it was a great idea to do our SOLOs - super comfy in amongst the moss and tussocks.
Clearly too comfy!

Missing the view Emily!

Coming down - pretty rocky, loose and lots of cloud.

Heart shaped rock # 358 - thanks Prudence!

Every now and again we would catch a glimpse of Mt Rolleston - Arthur's Pass highest mountain.

This guy actually said, "Miss Blair can we have an all nighter on Thursday night since it's the last night?"
"Ahhh...absolutely NOT!"

About to begin our river crossing adventure! 20 people every year die in NZ rivers because they cross when they are flooded. We learnt to cross safely and to look after each other while doing so.




Tea time - meatballs!

Making them work for their tea...

Megan's birthday cake - well done girls for creating this spectacular cake!


There were so many dishes tonight we didn't finish till 9:00!
"Many helpers make light work".

Last job for the night - thanks Cayde!

10 comments:

  1. What a lot of walking! The river crossing looks fun and an important skill to have. Was the water cold? Great job on the cake girls. Isn't it great having parents who are willing to give up time to come and help. YMS is very lucky! :) Mrs S

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    1. Hi Mrs Spragg,
      Thanks for the comment.
      The river crossing was fun alright, but with one downside: the water is really cold when you go into the river for the first time.

      kind regards,
      Jacob.

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    2. Thanks for the comment!

      About the water... It was FREEZING! I could bearly stand up in it. When I came out my legs shook and I could barely move. But after a while the got better and I was able to walk. The cake was an Ice Cream cake and it was delicious.

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    3. Hey Mrs Spragg,


      I know right there was so much walking!
      But it was worth it, the view up there was AMAZING!
      We were also walking in clouds!
      Also the water was FREEZING!
      We had so much fun there!

      Emily
      Rimu Class
      Yaldhurst Model School

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    4. Hi Mrs Spragg,

      That was a hard walk but it was a good walk. I liked the Solo because I fall asleep. I also love the river crossing!

      Paige
      Yaldhurst

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    5. Hi Mrs Spragg!
      Thanks for your comment! Yes we did do a lot of walking it was really tiring but it's always worth it when you get to the top! And yes the water was FREEZING! But I really did enjoy the River Crossing it was one of my favourite activities out of all of them!

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    6. Hi Mrs Spragg!
      Thanks for your comment! Yes we did do a lot of walking it was really tiring but it's always worth it when you get to the top! And yes the water was FREEZING! But I really did enjoy the River Crossing it was one of my favourite activities out of all of them!

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    7. Hi Mrs Spragg,

      Thank you for your comment! Yes, we hiked everyday, but it was worth because there were some amazing views. The water was freezing but after a while it got warm. It was a great camp but it was VERY exhausting.

      Prudence
      Yaldhurst Model School, Christchurch

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    8. Hi Mrs Spragg,
      Thank you for the comment! It took 50 minutes to go up Tempil Basin and it was 3.3 km to walk up. The water was freezing but it was fun, the cake was fun to make and it was really yum!

      Katie
      Rimu
      Yaldhurst Model School

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  2. Hi my name Ruben I am a student from Park Estate School and I like to make a comment on your guys blog you guys must have had fun at camp where did you guy go?
    Kind Regards:Ruben.

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