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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

Hike the Wild Basin's 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

Climb to the Top of Eldrig Peak

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

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 Granity Pass Hut

Tapawera, New Zealand

10.4 mi / 4593 ft gain

Backpack to Boulder Lake

Bainham, New Zealand

22.4 mi / 3937 ft gain

Backpack to Adelaide Tarn

Bainham, New Zealand

5 mi / 1213.9 ft gain

Backpack the Routeburn Track

Kinloch, New Zealand

12.5 mi

Overnight at the Barker Hut

Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

29.8 mi / 3018.4 ft gain

Climb Mount Earnslaw, Mount Aspiring National Park

Mount Earnslaw, New Zealand

16.8 mi / 8000 ft gain

Hike to Hooker Lake

Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

10 mi

Backpack MacPherson Creek to Lake Barra

Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand

7.5 mi / 5249.3 ft gain