Waking up early to the upper reaches of Lake King William was a nice start to what I had envisaged would be a long day. Loddon Bluff’s reputation as a scrubby walk had me doubting the potential enjoyment, however I was pleasantly surprised by the going! Open forests and a lowly-vegetated ridge line, interspersed with the odd little scrub band of course, was not too tough to handle at all. My left knee was playing up quite bad though, and so I took it quite slowly over rock compared to my usual zoom, hoping the pain wouldn’t worsen. Similar-ish views to yesterday meant the summit perhaps wasn’t quite the hurrah I wanted, but a neat return journey to the road setup and a sunset whilst driving into Queenstown made for a pretty enjoyable evening!
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