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... cheery then slowly deteriorated into sore feet and delirious conversations. After a total of nearly 50kms with side-trips off the main trail over 3 days, we celebrated our accomplishment by drinking beer an eating almost an entire chicken (which was meant to serve 6-8), immediately undoing any health-gains we made by doing the circuit.
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... shale path into an arial high speed cheese grater! They all had micro cuts and bruises from the shale path defying gravity and becoming airborne! I looked at the next stage which is aptly called "The Devils Staircase" a 1 in 3 incline of black lava flow shale that disappeared into the cloud layer that was blocking everything from this point up. As I was a solo traveler, with no backup and no clue where I was going, I too decided enough was enough as a test ...
... scenery wa stunning with active steam vents on the sides of the volcanoes and a warning sign warning of the dancers of walking over an active volcano! The ground was so multicoloured we renamed it a Volcanbow! We had to practically run the last 7K otherwise we would have missed the bus and after what we had just done the pain was pretty ...
... was more pathway stretching out in front of you.
Would we EVER reach the end??
Well of course we did eventually and those last few steps were the best - and the hardest to take because our legs wanted to give up as soon as we saw the end.
But WE MADE IT!!
With just a 15 minute wait for our bus we were on our way to hot showers. Phew!!
Would we do it again??
No way Jose - not ever ever but we are so glad we did it at least once ...
... on the surrounding area. They even had presenters come in to talk to us about trout fishing, whitewater rafting, scenic flights, and town services.
To get ready for our week here we headed in to town on bicycle after our breakfast. It may not be evident to all, but my head is rather large making it tough sometimes to find headwear that fits. This definitely applies to ...