It all started with a friendly facebook message from Gareth...something along the lines of, 'We've got snow about a 30 minute walk away. Road trip?' Sounded great, so we packed up and headed to The Highwayman Motel in Masterton to meet up with the Teahans.
Gareth packed his dogs in the van and lead us to the base of Mt. Holdsworth. Our fun and leisurely, 30 minute walk started with lots of layers...
...and turned into a two hour, fairly strenuous hike, with fewer jackets.
Gareth wasn't lying about the snow though! When we got to the lookout point, it actually snowed on us! It was our payoff for being duped into a 'fun afternoon walk' up a trail called 'Gentle Annie'.