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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.

Storm Peak and Mount Lady Washington

1398 Longs Peak Road, Colorado
12.57 mi / 5312 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

Backpack to Granity Pass Hut

Tapawera, New Zealand
10.4 mi / 4593 ft gain

Backpack to the Waimak Falls Hut

Arthur's Pass, New Zealand
13 mi / 2000 ft gain

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

Backpack MacPherson Creek to Lake Barra

Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand
7.5 mi / 5249.3 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 to Adelaide Tarn

Bainham, New Zealand
5 mi / 1213.9 ft gain

Climb to Mueller Hut

Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
6.4 mi / 3000 ft gain

Climb to the Top of Eldrig Peak

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Climb to the Summit of Mount Katolinat, AK

Lake and Peninsula, Alaska
8 mi / 2200 ft gain

Backpack the Routeburn Track

Kinloch, New Zealand
12.5 mi