Hiking (Mid Greenstone - Trailhea) 4:30:06  16.18 km (16:42 / km) +306m 15:15 / km
The "short" day. I was so dead this morning, tireder than after the marathon. Despite 11 hours sleep I could barely keep my eyes open. Didn't help that it was super windy again and inside the hut was cold (colder than the tent would be), so wasn't feeling super keen to get out. Seeing as it was meant to be short (ha!) we decided having a rest and leaving at lunchtime was ok. Had more yum breakfast quesadillas and finally set out a bit after 1.
The trail in general was a bit easier, but still pretty rocky and rooty at times. Had been feeling like I was going slow, then we saw the guided ultimate hikes group going the other way. (More people than we;d seen the other 2 days). I suspect some of them might find it all pretty difficult. I also looked up how much that trip is - Greenstone/Routeburn round trip starts from $2000. We thought our $25 hut fees were quite a lot....
Got out by about 6, the spare wheel survived the fords on the way out and we had a nice dinner at the lodge at Kinloch, where we camped again.