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Archive for February, 2015

Days 89-91: 72 Kilometers From Arthur's Pass to Lake Coleridge

Hello from Mt. Hutt Hostel in Methven! We’ve only come 72 kilometers (46 miles) from Arthur’s Pass, and Methven is not even on the trail, but there’s a whole story more »

Days 79-88: 230 Kilometers From St. Arnaud to Arthur's Pass

Hello from Mountain House Hostel in Arthur’s Pass National Park! It’s been a long time (10 days) since an update because Internet service (or any service for that matter) in more »

Days 72-78: 159 Kilometers From Havelock To St. Arnaud

Hello from St. Arnaud! We have trekked 159 kilometers, or 102 miles, from Havelock to St. Arnaud, putting us at kilometer 1928! St. Arnaud is not a “town,” per say. more »

Midpoint Gear Review

We had hoped to get this up in Wellington as we finished the North Island, but better late than never! As we said in previous posts, we consider ourselves lucky more »

Days 69-71: 83K From Picton to Havelock

Hello from the Blue Moon Backpackers in Havelock! We hiked the first 83 kilometers (53 miles) of the South Island these past 3 days, so this is only a short, more »

Day 66-68: Zero Days

We have THOROUGHLY enjoyed our days off in Wellington, then Picton. It had been the perfect mix of chores (resupply, laundry, blogging, phone calls, etc), rest, calorie-loading and playing tourists. more »

Ode To The North Island

As I said in my last post, we have finished the North Island (NI) section of the Te Araroa (TA), all 1686 kilometers (or 1076 miles)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a difference more »