Even More Fox Glacier!

After our helicopter tour, we went on a glacier hike.  We hiked thru the forest parallel to the glacier, then put on our crampons, grabbed a sharp pointy hiking stick, and headed out onto the blue glacier ice.

We were glad we had taken the helicopter flight in the morning since the clouds had rolled in by the afternoon!  By the time our hike ended, you couldn't see much above our hiking area.

The dirt on the ice is actually ash from the huge forest fires in Australia.

Glacier hike 3


Glacier hike 2

Glacier hike 1

Brrrrrrrr!  Cold on the ice!!

Our last stop in Fox Glacier Valley was Lake Matheson, which mirrors the glacier views.  Gorgeous!

Lake Matheson

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