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White River hike, 2016/6/11

In Brief: Blue skies, great scenery, cool and clear water – the White River hike!

White River hike, 2016/6/11

Crossing over the river.

One of our favourite trails for summer is the White River hike, a 12km trail that follows the White River downstream.

We ford the river as we walk down the canyon – a great way to stay cool in hot weather.

As well as the water, there’s a lot to look at – the remains of film sets, the tall cliffs of the canyon, little fish in the water, and a family of herons that nest high in the cliffs near the end of the hike.

Starting out with a walk down to the river track - White River hike, 2016/6/11

Starting out with a walk down to the river track.

Goose - White River hike, 2016/6/11

Goose.

Flowers by the road - White River hike, 2016/6/11

Flowers by the road.

More geese - White River hike, 2016/6/11

More geese.

We hiked down into the canyon - White River hike, 2016/6/11

We hiked down into the canyon.

Big rock walls, with some rafts below for scale - White River hike, 2016/6/11

Big rock walls, with some rafts below for scale.

The wobbly suspension bridge. It’s getting wobblier every year! - White River hike, 2016/6/11

The wobbly suspension bridge. It’s getting wobblier every year!

A gravel road took us further down the canyon - White River hike, 2016/6/11

A gravel road took us further down the canyon.

The first crossing - White River hike, 2016/6/11

The first crossing.

We stopped here for a lunch break - White River hike, 2016/6/11

We stopped here for a lunch break.

Another crossing - White River hike, 2016/6/11

Another crossing.

Made it to the other side - White River hike, 2016/6/11

Made it to the other side.

Hiking further down the canyon - White River hike, 2016/6/11

Hiking further down the canyon.

We hiked out along an old access road - White River hike, 2016/6/11

We hiked out along an old access road.

Coming close to the end of the hike - White River hike, 2016/6/11

Coming close to the end of the hike.

Second-to-last crossing - White River hike, 2016/6/11

Second-to-last crossing.

The very last crossing - White River hike, 2016/6/11

The very last crossing.

Looking back upstream - White River hike, 2016/6/11

Looking back upstream.

We had a little picnic at the end before heading back - White River hike, 2016/6/11

We had a little picnic at the end before heading back.

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