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Crystal BrindleExplorer

I live in New Zealand full-time and immerse myself in the mountains as a ranger for the Department of Conservation (DOC), a landscape photographer, an avid tramper, and a keen trail runner.

Summit Storm Peak and Mount Lady Washington

Estes Park, Colorado

12.58 mi / 4500 ft gain

Hike to Verna, Spirit, Fourth, and Fifth Lakes

Allenspark, Colorado

19 mi / 2460 ft gain

Backpack Alpine Terrain to Haynach Lakes

Estes Park, Colorado

17 mi

Green Lake via Glacier Gorge Trail

Estes Park, Colorado

11.38 mi / 3400 ft gain

Ouzel & Ogallala Peaks

Allenspark, Colorado

17.18 mi / 4403 ft gain

Climb to the Summit of Mount Katolinat, AK

Lake and Peninsula, Alaska

8 mi / 2200 ft gain

Backpack MacPherson Creek to Lake Barra

Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand

7.5 mi / 5249.3 ft gain

Climb Mount Earnslaw, Mount Aspiring National Park

Mount Earnslaw, New Zealand

16.8 mi / 8000 ft gain

Climb to Mueller Hut

Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

6.4 mi / 3000 ft gain

Backpack to the Waimak Falls Hut

Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

13 mi / 2000 ft gain

Backpack to Boulder Lake

Bainham, New Zealand

22.4 mi / 3937 ft gain

Hike to Hooker Lake

Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

10 mi

Backpack the Routeburn Track

Kinloch, New Zealand

12.5 mi

Climb to the Top of Eldrig Peak

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Backpack to Granity Pass Hut

Tapawera, New Zealand

10.4 mi / 4593 ft gain

Backpack to Adelaide Tarn

Bainham, New Zealand

5 mi / 1213.9 ft gain

Overnight at the Barker Hut

Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

29.8 mi / 3018.4 ft gain