Mt Somers loop tracks (E4)

Mt Somers loop tracks, Mt Somers Village, New Zealand.

GPS: -43.630967° 171.300727°

Mt Somers, Ashburton Lakes, Mt Sunday overview

Mt Somers, Ashburton Lakes, Mt Sunday overview

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Carpark map of Mt Somers shorter loop day-walk. There are longer multi-day routes available.

Carpark map of Mt Somers shorter loop day-walk. There are longer multi-day routes available.

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Mt Somers day-walk loop to Woolshed Hut overview 1

Mt Somers day-walk loop to Woolshed Hut overview 1

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Mt Somers day-walk loop to Woolshed Hut overview 2

Mt Somers day-walk loop to Woolshed Hut overview 2

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Roadsign for Mt Somers tracks.

Roadsign for Mt Somers tracks.

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The Woolshed Stream at Mt Somers carpark.

The Woolshed Stream at Mt Somers carpark.

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Nearing the top of Rhyolite Ridge.

Nearing the top of Rhyolite Ridge.

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Trail junction atop Rhyolite Ridge.

Trail junction atop Rhyolite Ridge.

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The Bus Stop overhang on Mt Somers day-walk loop.

The Bus Stop overhang on Mt Somers day-walk loop.

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Looking out the Bus Stop overhang. Bad afternoon lighting.

Looking out the Bus Stop overhang. Bad afternoon lighting.

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Looking up at the rocky notch of the Bus Stop overhang.

Looking up at the rocky notch of the Bus Stop overhang.

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Big waterfall on Trifalls Creek.

Big waterfall on Trifalls Creek.

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Gorgeous plunge pool on Trifalls Creek, Mt Somers.

Gorgeous plunge pool on Trifalls Creek, Mt Somers.

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Swingbridge above Emerald Pool, Mt Somers track.

Swingbridge above Emerald Pool, Mt Somers track.

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The Emerald Pool near Woolshed Hut.

The Emerald Pool near Woolshed Hut.

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The Woolshed Hut, looking back southwards along Woolshed canyon

The Woolshed Hut, looking back southwards along Woolshed canyon

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Nice small waterfall on the Woolshed Stream right near the Woolshed Hut. Yup, I reckon I'm naked again...whaddaya gonna do?

Nice small waterfall on the Woolshed Stream right near the Woolshed Hut. Yup, I reckon I’m naked again…whaddaya gonna do?

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Woolshed Hut seen from MIners Track.

Woolshed Hut seen from MIners Track.

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Trig R on the western side Miner's Track of the day-walk Mt Somers loop.

Trig R on the western side Miner’s Track of the day-walk Mt Somers loop.

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Views westward from Trig R.

Views westward from Trig R.

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Near Trig R

Near Trig R

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Blackburn mining relics.

Blackburn mining relics.

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Blackburn mine signage.

Blackburn mine signage.

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A huge smashed hopper-car from the Blackburn mining incline.

A huge smashed hopper-car from the Blackburn mining incline.

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