Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge
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... an den Emerald Lakes in vollen Zügen genießen konnten. Bergab führte uns der Weg zunächst durch braune Graslandschaft mit einem qualmenden Vulkan, welcher das letzte Mal 2012 ausbrach und schließlich durch einen Wald, bis wir schließlich am Parkplatz ankamen. Nun mussten wir nur noch die zusätzlichen 800m bis zum Security Parkplatz bewältigen und nach insgesamt 21km und 6 ½ Stunden konnten wir stolz behaupten, dass auch wir das Tongariro Crossing erfolgreich bewältigt ...
... how much full side load winds the Van would take.... and there are no Tie Downs In the Van I could use. The night Sky View is absolutely gorgeous with the southern Cross right out the rear Window in this brisk clear Mountain location with no artificial Light or towns around. I guess Skiing for today is out of question but winds should die down In the next day or two and then I will be great ..... Wellington Airport METAR reports 59 KTS so therefore the Local Forecast are ...
... video that is soon to come.
We were lucky with the weekend because on Thursday and Friday the mountain had huge dumpings of snow leaving us with fresh powder and fantastic skiing conditions. The sun was out, the sky was clear, it was beautiful. The first day was a bit windy, especially when you got to the top, meaning it was slightly on the chilly side... to say the least. Sunday however was fantastic. It was toasty warm and not as busy.
That was one major down side ...
... so haven't spoken to much, and a Taiwanese girl. On the weekend we drank and played cards together. I showed them our much-perfected Ring of Fire rules - they have officially been taken to the other side of the world guys! Woop. (I'll leave it to you lot to fill in the rest of the globe).
They are expecting snow here soon. The other day it was looking very ominous, and a big grey cloud rolled in from the east. In the end though it was just a freak hail storm. I found cover ...
... no wind and sun is shining.
We stopped and ate lunch perched on the rocks at this summit, on one side we looked back to see Mt Ngauruhoe, on the other side is the spectacular Red Crater. At this point is the track leading up to the Mt Tongariro Summit which would take about an hour and a half (not for us this time!) Amusement while eating lunch was some young backpackers who stripped down to their thermals or undies and jumped for photos! Lunch was quite ...