Tarn, above Taruahuna Pass, Arthur's Pass National Park

This is what summer tramping is about... a cool swim on a hot windless day after crossing a pass with a heavy pack. Falling Mountain (1900m), on the other side of the valley, is so named because it collapsed in a major earthquake in 1948(?). Taruahuna Pass below is one of the higher passes on the Divide in this region, partly due to the debris from the landslide.

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