Summer :-)

A few days ago, we both ran the track in a moderate storm. We were wet 5 minutes into our run and it rained all day. The highest temperature at the Harris Saddle was -1 degrees celsius with a little bit of snow falling. Welcome to summer 🙂 Second snow fall for the...
the Harris Saddle

the Harris Saddle

After 4 days of track closure, Kiyomi ran the Routeburn and took this photo of a section of the Harris Saddle. Almost no snow after several days of rain.
Spring

Spring

2 weeks ago, the track was looking quite white. Then there was a series of big snow storms which closed the track for 4 days. The snow has been rained off and the track is open again.
Spring Conditions on the Routeburn

Spring Conditions on the Routeburn

For the last few weeks, the weather has been good for clearing the snow from the Routeburn Track. There will still be snow and ice around the Harris Saddle. For the last few years, there have been heavy snow falls in spring which have taken a while to clear and...