From Ben in NZ
"got this one [picture] last week. the stream is a feeder to the Styx river that flows through the south alps where im doing most of my paddling. to run the river its a 10k walk with boat and gear to the top of the run. many of the good rivers over here need a helicopter to access or a few days to hike up. there have been a few earthquakes and it has rained all but a few days.
im working at a bar in Franz Josef at nights and paddling or hiking during the days.
hope life in the states is going well