Day 1 on the Milford Track
NZ robins, curious and fearless, will come right up and peck at your boots!
Clinton Hut (all huts had bunkrooms with mattresses, kitchens with gas stovetops, running water, and flush toilets)
the Milford's M.O.: green mossy rainforest, crystal clear streams
overlooking the sea of fog at McKinnon Pass
another luscious waterfall
end of the track: 4 days of brilliant weather, no complaints