Tracey Polglaze, Retired bushranger on Mt Arthur Tablelands, Kahurangi National Park, NZ (October theme: "MY PERFECT BUSHWALK")

At least twice a year I head back to NZ to take my elderly Dad, Max Polglaze, up into the backcountry. Dad's most treasured memories revolve around his years as forest ranger in the Kahurangi National Park. He is a bit of legend in the area for his creative construction of rock shelters, huts and tracks. Unfortunately he suffers short term memory loss these days, and can no longer head for the hills by himself. As children we'd spend our holidays up in these beautiful mountains, with Dad teaching us bush survival, and about the flora and fauna . It is my privilege now to take my turn at being guide. This photo is taken on the Mt Arthur Tablelands heading towards Mt Peel.

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