I think this pleasant scene was taken during the climb towards the pass
What you're seeing here isn't ground level cloud cover. Its smoke from a burning coal mine that the firefighters were never able to put out. Apparently the mine was buried but the fire is still burning years later...
And I just plain like this scene looking back over my shoulder along the river that runs into Reefton.
I'm getting fairly critical in my selections, I may have to have my arm twisted later to add more when other people can see the full set of photos on the laptop.