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Gallery: mt cook and christchurch

Sunday, 25 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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the last two weeks

Sunday, 25 May 2008 | Views [830] | Comments [3]

I am sitting in the car at my sister's volleyball tournament, waiting for the first game to begin. I thought I'd go ahead and write one last update before I finish this blog. At the moment I am sad. I recently discovered that most of my photos from ... Read more >

I'm home!

Friday, 23 May 2008 | Views [546]

hello readers. I am now in San Diego, California, the good ole US of A. I traveled over 35 hours to get here and May 22 ended up being 43 hours Literally the longest day of my life. I traveled from Christchurch to Auckland to Fiji to LAX and then down ... Read more >

Gallery: milford and kepler

Friday, 9 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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The Finest Walk in the World

Friday, 9 May 2008 | Views [618] | Comments [1]

Hello again! I have just returned from Te Anau and Fjordland NP and am back in Queenstown, which has been my south island base for the last month. I finished my last tramp yesterday, which is sad. I had planned on doing a 10-day trip on Stewart Island, ... Read more >

13 days! Mt Aspiring NP

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | Views [912]

Hello everyone. I am in Queenstown again. I finished my 13-day tramp yesterday. I went about 225 km and made new friends, ran into friends from other tracks and saw some specatular scenery. I have been extremely lucky with weather. April is known for ... Read more >

Gallery: Mt Aspiring NP

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

13-day tramp
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glacier country

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | Views [657] | Comments [1]

Hello! I am in Queenstown, a tourist extreme adventure mountain town. This is where I would have spent my winter had I decided to stay longer. It would have been fun, but I would have gotten bored quickly I think. I have spent the last week being a tourist ... Read more >

Arthur's Pass NP

Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Views [851] | Comments [1]

I am currenlty sitting in a little internet cafe in Arthur's Pass Village and it is freezing cold. After all, it IS a pass I suppose. I came back from a 5-day tramp today. It was a blast. I was warned that this is an area for the more experienced tramper ... Read more >

Gallery: Arthur's Pass National Park

Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

5-day tramp
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Gallery: nelson lakes

Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

10 day tramp
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10 days! Nelson Lakes NP

Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | Views [660]

Ok. Now I will give a more proper summary of my ten day trip. I started out on Easter Sunday and made a kiwi friend in the bus. Her name was Wendy, a scottish born kiwi doctor. We decided to walk together for the first three days and then the second ... Read more >

Gallery: Abel Tasman NP

Saturday, 22 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Taranaki Tramp

Saturday, 22 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Egmont National Park
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Abel Tasman National Park/Nelson

Saturday, 22 Mar 2008 | Views [986]

I arrived in Nelson on St. Patricks Day and set up my bivy in a funky  hostel just before sundown. The hostel serves chocolate pudding and ice cream for free every night. If that's not incentive enough to stay there, they also have an herb garden for ... Read more >

Wellington? or another farm?

Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | Views [651]

So, I am in Wellington. I arrived on thursday. I had been planning for months to come for 4 nights to experience a but of the city: do some gear shopping, museums, landry, ice cream, internet, coffee shops. Well, when I arrived I learned that there were ... Read more >

Eben-ezer Farm (Farm #7)

Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | Views [1270]

I spent 5 days on a cattle farm with the Lauridsen family, 11 kids (8 at home). My jobs were to help herd cattle, wash windows, garden, etc. The Lauridsen's were refreshing to be with. Encouraging conversations, hearty meals, hours of playing games with ... Read more >

Taranaki or Egmont National Park

Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | Views [479]

I had a lovely trip to Egmont national Park with 4 nights in a hut and 4 5 days of walking. The track goes around Mt. Taranaki with isolated waterfalls, rainforests, large river gorges, and mountaintop huts. My first night I met three elderly kiwis and ... Read more >

New Plymouth (Farm # 6)

Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | Views [913] | Comments [2]

I just discovered that I can get free and fast internet in the library and it has been a beautiful, beautiful thing. Today was my last work day at Barbara Hammonds house. Tomorrow morning I head to Taranaki. It has been a lovely few days. My projects ... Read more >

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Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | Views [1615] | Comments [2]

I am learning that plans change and circumstances are often out of my control, especially when I'm dealing with nature and weather. I had been reading about Tongariro for several months and had my backpacking trip all planned out; I knew which hut I'd ... Read more >

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