A quick e-mail message from Brad. He's in Methven, having hiked the last two days with Ludo and Flore. He's now on his way to Lake Tekapo. He expects it will be an eight day trip.
He's with another thru hiker for a couple of days so they can have the safety of one another when crossing the Waikato River at Rangiriri. It doesn't look like an easy cross, especially if it rains. Glad he's not alone for this one.
Waikato River at Rangiriri