National Geographic : 1978 Jan
"A fine achievement," having "successfully completed the Mil ford Track walk... the experi ence of a lifetime," proclaims the certificate that guide Kenneth Chilton, right, awards to hiker George Gates of Christchurch. A real "beaut," New Zealanders say of the walk. End of the trail, Milford Sound mirrors brooding giants, at whose feet brown seals play. Bowen Falls waves its white plume at the hardy, who walk in on the Milford Track, and at the hurried, who land on the airstrip near the Milford Hotel.