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... of the best one day walks in the world. Everything came together for us today - the weather was not too hot and not too cold, it didn't rain although the foggy clouds made the walk across the crater awesomely atmospheric and it did actually feel as though we were on another planet. I think it was such a good hike because the scenery was unlike anything I had experienced before. When we were on Rangitoto Island earlier on our trip, I was amazed ...
... centre was run by the. Department of Conservation as we were in the Tongariro National Park which is also a World Heritage Site. It had some interesting information about the volcanoes' geology and activity and the history of the area. They had been gifted by a Maori chieftain to the New Zealand Government in the late 1800s to be held in trust. He saw that as the only way to protect them as they are a sacred place for the Maori. It ...
... feet) above sea level.
Two German fellows, Constantine and Jonas, stopped by from a neighboring campsite to spend breakfast with us. Nice guys; probably early twenties. They were fascinated with our journey thus far and intrigued by the trail we are doing. We packed up, went our separate ways, and started our trek in the rain. It didn't rain long, maybe 45 minutes. Our journey started on a really cool mountain biking trail, the Timber Trail. After about 12 ...
... weekend coincided with Katie's (BFF of Alex) hen do. Now this hen do was one that Alex thought she would never miss as Katie and Alex go back a long way. However, as with all the best laid plans, Sod's law would have it that Alex would in fact be an absentee from the event of 2014. Not to be forgotten however, Alex set about (many weeks ago actually) scheming and planning an epic blockbuster that Peter Jackson would have been proud of. The resulting ...
... sea level, but it was decidely chilly. Without the sunshine it would have been sub zero.
There followed a 200 meter scramble down loose crumbly volcanic gravel to a set of 3 startingly bright Emerald Lakes and then a gentle incline to the Blue Lake.
The last part is a 3 hour down hill section loosing 1,000 meters over 5 miles and ending in some lovely forest. Initially it takes one ...