On our way to Queenstown we stopped and spent several hours exploring the Mavora Lakes. There are several of LOTR filming locations around there, including Fangorn Forest and the Silverlode river. Perhaps it was the thick carpet of spongy moss. Perhaps it was the curiously friendly bird that stopped by to greet us as we were leaving. But just as we leaving, the forest attacked. (And by attacked, I mean a rotten log collapsed under Carrie’s feet.) Carrie whacked her elbow pretty good when she fell and she scared the heck out of Brigit when she fell.