Every so often you find yourself driving a scenic road through a ‘scape with a land-cache that’s seriously worth stopping for.
The asphalt artery connecting (Mount) Tongariro’s ‘National Park’ to (anō, Mount) Ruapehu’s ‘Whakapapa Village’ is the most recent, for me.
Continue reading “A Stone’s Throw”
There are a few ketes-worth of myth and legend describing the origin/s of Tongariro National Park, and the uniquely volcanic landscape that features here.
Like any fabulous story, though, there’s one ever-present superhuman ‘common thread’ that connects them all…
Continue reading “Tongariro’s Silica Rapids Hint At Mythical Superhero Prowess”
Every tramper has their inevitable turning-point away from the relative simplicity and safety of the day-hike, and towards the more logistically and physically challenging multi-day experience.
I’ve literally just had mine.
Continue reading “Pouākai Circuit: Our Mad-, Rad-ASF Multi-Day “Mud Slushie” Slog”
Currently spending some focused time getting “pack fit” — you know, the kind of fitness that allows one to haul extra weight for days on end through the wilderness, or in my more immediate case: up a mountain summit (this mountain summit actually, although I do have the “wilderness” aspect more than covered over New Year’s, too).
Continue reading “Getting “Pack Fit” For Ngauruhoe”
Sunday fun-day spent roaming a misty Mount Climie — December 3, 2016.
Continue reading “Cabbage Tree Boulevard”
Here’s a quick snap from the wetlands that beautify the shores of Lake Kōhangapiripiri — November 19, 2016.
Continue reading “Wetlands, Wanderings, & Ponderings”
Something of a Saturday roam “sesh” — November 19, 2016.
Decided to brave Wellington’s prevailing earthquake aftershock routine, and pursue some nature-based “normality”.
Continue reading “Chasing Light (*Earthquakes(?), What Earthquakes?)”
Sunday fun-day feels on Wellington’s intrepid South Coast — November 13, 2016.
Continue reading “Our Crimson Coast”
Sunday fun-day feels at my local reserve — November 6, 2016.
Head to the tops of these hills for the most spectacular views of our little country’s “South Island”, ‘Te Waipounamu’.
She’s a long hard road to get there, though…
Still, those colours are pretty legit motivation — right?