Canterbury views worth climbing for
Our trip starts nice and early with a scenic drive through rural Canterbury. Alternatively, we can meet at the Woolshed Creek car park, whatever works best for you. While we tackle the rocky Rhyolite Ridge, the views open up and we can take a break before continuing along the South Face of Mt Somers.
The mix of native beech forest and jagged cliffs make for an interesting contrast and we’ll cross a few streams before reaching the new Acland shelter just half an hour from the summit. This is a good spot to enjoy some snacks and regain our energy before the final climb to the top.
After a well-deserved break on the summit, we’ll take our time to explore the unique plants found up here and I can tell you more about the surrounding ranges and peaks. We’ll retrace our steps from here or take an unmarked route back down where you can test your new navigation skills we would have talked about over lunch.
A big, but rewarding day, showcasing the best my home has to offer.