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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby Scott P » Thu May 17, 2012 7:40 pm

Only vaguely related: in New Zealand, at the same latitude as Colorado, the treeline is around 5000 feet.


It's even lower, around 3000 feet (or lower) in the places I've been there. Glaciers also drop down to 800 feet elevation too.

I took this photo at about 2000 feet:

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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby jdorje » Thu May 17, 2012 9:56 pm

Scott P wrote:
Only vaguely related: in New Zealand, at the same latitude as Colorado, the treeline is around 5000 feet.


It's even lower, around 3000 feet (or lower) in the places I've been there. Glaciers also drop down to 800 feet elevation too.[/img]


Is that further to the south? It is a pretty lengthy set of islands. Colorado's latitude is near the middle, roughly.
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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby Jeff Kunkle » Tue May 29, 2012 8:50 am

T'is a spectacular place. After hiking 4 days and 54K along the Milford Track, you end at Sandfly Point with the georgous Mitre Peak across the Milford Sound. Then you take a boat or kayak back to Milford Village. Highly recommended! http://www.jeffkunkle.com/Milford%20Track.htm

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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby lordhelmut » Tue May 29, 2012 9:06 am

Looks like a fun climb to boot - http://www.backpackingmatt.com/climbing-mitre-peak-new-zealand/

+1 on the cruise out to the Tasman Sea, one of the few times its actually fun to play tourist for a day. My friend and I ran into a guy on the ship who worked for the cruise company. He had a faint NZ accent at first, we found out he went to Lynchburg in Virginia and his accent all of a sudden seemed to fade away. You can also kayak out there as well and I agree with Scott P thats its just as spectacular on a foggy, rainy day. Eerie, beautiful landscape down there. Sheep, Asians, unnecesarily extreme sports and mind bending vistas is what New Zealand is all about.

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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby aussie56 » Tue May 29, 2012 10:47 am

Check out this link - Matt is the ultimate TR contributor here and his photos are always amazing (as are his 14er cards!)

http://matt.tracz.org/2011/sabbatical/02_04/index.html

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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby crossfitter » Tue May 29, 2012 10:56 am

That mountain reminds me of this striking peak which is also "near" by.

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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Tue May 29, 2012 11:42 am

Balls Pyramid!
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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby Scott P » Tue May 29, 2012 1:56 pm

Is that further to the south?


Yes. The timberline seems to be just over 3300 feet on the North Island and a bit lower on the South Island.

On the North Island, glaciers drop to around 6500 feet.
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Re: Where is this amazing Peak?

Postby nyker » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:24 pm

Beautiful place for sure, but don't bet too much on seeing the whole thing on a trip - if you can get a clear few hours consider yourself lucky!

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