Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu
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... half way point. The second half is apparently barren and very steep so we decided the night before to walk as far as the half way point seeing all the best bits then hike back the same way saving a boring and steep decent and a $60 shuttle ride! Talking to some fellow hikers who had done the hike before said we had made a good decision and we would still be covering the same distance.
The scenery from ...
... and a meeting tomorrow. :) Fantastic to meet your future managers and they're so nice, great sense of humours and really down to earth. Love it!
So.. we went out for dinner at a really nice restaurant in town-and I cannot believe how nice the dining is! great restaurant, good price. They've got gluten free menu choices and great choice of food here x
We walked round to see the towns gym this morning, not bad, bit ...
... them and they’d come hurtling past us at a truly alarming pace. While most of us were struggling up the far left of the east side, some maniacs had taken it upon themselves to battle their way up the rocky scree in the middle instead where these boulders would come careering down towards them. Climbers have in the past suffered head injuries on Ngauruhoe from exactly this fate and we were rather worried. It was easy for me to keep a safe distance from everyone, simply ...
... Lotte in the carrier and off we went. I carried Lotte first as we made our way to Soda Springs and the panoramic lookout, where we had a little snack and let Lotte run around a bit.. It wasn't overly cold, and in the sun it was actually quite warm - we spent a lot of our walk thinking we couldn't have picked a more beautiful day.
We skipped the walk to the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom in the Lord of the Rings films) as I ...
... us up at 5.30am, but I wasn't too bothered by this since it gave me time to check the football scores live and see Southampton beating Arsenal 2-0 at 70 minutes, top four after the Christmas period! The real reason were picked up so early was to give us time to do some of the harder earlier parts of the walk before it got too hot and to avoid some of the crowds. We were dropped in a cloud covered valley with a pathway ahead of us and the promise that we would see ...