Tongariro Northern Circuit – Day 2 (March 15, 2017)

Phone Notes - Day 2 March 15th: The crossing hike was pretty challenging with a heavy pack on. But we took our time up devils staircase and up to red crater. My legs were shot by the time we got down the other side. My feet were killing me when we finally reached the Oturere … Continue reading Tongariro Northern Circuit – Day 2 (March 15, 2017)

Routeburn Track {Howden Hut to Routeburn Flats Hut & Return} – Day 5 and 6 (January 6th and 7th, 2018)

Note: I wrote a lot of phone notes regarding these two days and as I wrote my blog post, I noticed that they were very repetitive. So, I've put the two days of phone notes at the bottom of this blog post so that you can read if you're interested. But you're not missing anything … Continue reading Routeburn Track {Howden Hut to Routeburn Flats Hut & Return} – Day 5 and 6 (January 6th and 7th, 2018)

Greenstone Track Days Three and Four – McKeller Hut to Howden Hut {Routeburn Track} (January 4th and 5th, 2018)

Phone notes regarding Day 3: Day 3 January 4: We only had 7km to walk from McKeller hut to Howden hut on the Routeburn Great walk track. We got up a bit late since we didn't have far to go. The walk took a couple of hours until we came to the open grassy valley … Continue reading Greenstone Track Days Three and Four – McKeller Hut to Howden Hut {Routeburn Track} (January 4th and 5th, 2018)

Wanaka, New Zealand (December 26th – 28th)

On the way from Franz Josef Glacier to Wanaka, we stopped in Fox Glacier, the next town south, and walked around Lake Matheson. I had planned to stay in Fox Glacier for a couple of days and would have done this hike. But, by sort of a happy mistake, I made a reservation at a … Continue reading Wanaka, New Zealand (December 26th – 28th)

Abel Tasman National Park (December 20th, 2017)

While I was in Paihia doing the Hole in the Rock Cruise, I met that couple from the UK and the lady told me I should take the water taxi in the morning and then walk back to the campground. I had planned on doing that until I saw an option called "Walk, Sail, and … Continue reading Abel Tasman National Park (December 20th, 2017)