Following a shoulder injury and a very lengthy recovery I was itching to get out on a proper weekend trip. I warmed up with a couple of day walks and felt ready – it was time to step up and carry a full pack. The trip to Woolshed Creek Hut is a short one, only a couple of hours from Jig Road shelter. A perfect opportunity to test the waters. I was considering leaving my camera gear behind to lighten the load. But I am so glad I didn’t – the days were spectacular, the company was joyful, and my shoulder did just fine. You can find a full album on my website, where you can also download any images you like.

Tomas Sobek is an Otago Tramping and Mountaineering Club member in Dunedin. He shares his images freely on his website.