As time continues to march us all ever-forward into the impending Christmas break, I’ve been contemplating what I might end up doing on December 25. The day itself has never held any type of religious significance for me, and these days my own personal circumstances also mean that it actually holds very little social significance either.
Sure – I have people I’ll honour during the holiday period, and we’ll do stuff, but on Christmas Day I plan to be out…
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*Nov ’16 (update): Obviously, these posts are very much a snapshot of a moment in time, and things can and do change. Since writing this piece I’ve explored more of the summit terrain on Mount Climie, and I’d very much like to add-to, here…
At the top of Climie No.2, once you reach the plateau-point continue onward, past, and around the wire fence to the other side. There, you’ll be able to head to whichever angle you choose for the precise views you’re seeking up there – so, Wellington Harbour on the one, Wairarapa and surrounds on another, along with (*my favourite) this panorama of the Rimutaka and Tararua ranges:
Pretty shit-hot spot to consume your fuel, too.
You’re welcome (*grins*).
As of this weekend (this being the last weekend of spring, before summer officially begins) my hiking buddy and I have experienced all four seasons of 2015 on the summit of Mount Climie.
Massive, given we only took up hiking on Christmas Eve of 2014.
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Welcome to my favourite Wellington day-hike.
She’s a pretty low-key space, fairly anonymously tucked-away in Upper Hutt’s ‘Pakuratahi Forest’. In fact, there’s a really good chance you’ve never even heard of this one.
Allow me to introduce you two…
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