71 photos from Taupo, New Zealand (2011)
Great shot of all the Emerald Lakes
The water looked so pure and amazing
Sunscreen applied?let's do this 18.5km hike!
Our journey continues past Soda Springs
That descent was an absolute beast!
No lifeguard is on duty here
I believe that is Lake Taupo to the right
Another great day in New Zealand
Such interesting terrain.
Mount Ngauruhoe. Apparently it takes 1-2 hours up and 30 minutes down.
We were drawn to Mount Ngauruhoe but decided to live another day and not hike it.
Should I take a dip?
Close-up of the sulfur water
A little bit of a terrace going on
We forge ahead
Mount Ngauruhoe for afar
The rush dissipating as water moves beyond the fall
Another shot of Mount Ngauruhoe. Intimidation
Can you make out the face? Is it warning us?!
We met a lady who was running down this area - hardcore!
Nature is so beautiful
We are nearing the end of a marvelous hike
Huka Falls: Weeeee
And the journey continues
A view of the South Crater and Mount Ngauruhoe.
A nice photo opportunity
The magnificent Blue Lake!
Lake Taupo rooting us on!
Residential shot of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake
Terrain almost looks extraterrestrial
I believe that is the Red Crater
Descending down. You can see the Emerald Lakes to the very right and Central Crater to the very left
Right side of the Blue Lake.
We leave you with one more splendid view.
Intimidating shot of Mount Tauhara
This windy wooden path went on for awhile
This hike is not for sissies! I want to go home!
Left side of the Blue Lake. It is too big to capture in one shot!
Lake Taupo water moving to escape through Huka Falls
Beginning of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Hikers resting near entrance to the Mount Ngauruhoe trailhead
What a view..beautiful in its own right.
What does that opening look like to you?
My favorite lake I have visited yet.