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Tongariro Great Walk: The Next 12 Miles

BBD999C32219AC6817C5945F0B7C0F08.jpgBBDFA6552219AC6817B0C9D22152AA5F.jpgWe've started to blog again now that we earned it. After our second 12 mile hike in which we walked (marched?) through an active volcano zone, I think it is time.

It was really hard (for me more than Dave, let the facts be clear) but breathtaking and extraordinarily special. Let the photos tell the tale*. Note that while Dave may be in fear in one picture he does get a break at the end of the 12 miles so really it was a good deal overall.

  • since I didn't bring a fancy iPad like Dave I will have to use its simple sister (iPhone 4S) for postings, keeping my posts more picture based. More at my level that is. ;)

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Posted by Ashess 02:28 Archived in New Zealand

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I get tired reading about all your great physical activities. Went to see Wadjda, interesting movie about young Saudi girl trying to spread her wings. Stopped by house, ran car and removed 2 brochures in front of house. Plan to see fall foliage in Tahoe tomorrow.

by Leigh Stamets

Hi David and Ashley we are following you and we want to send our love and good wishes . God bless you guys and enjoy each moment. Be happy
Love Aurora, dad,Noemi,Ada and Piero

by Dad and Aurora and kids

Love the photos. Looks amazing there!

by Tabitha

Did the stairmaster prepare you for those hikes?! :) Looks like an awesome hike!

by Mary

The stair master helped for the first 6 miles, at least! Glad I had trained for this at 24 hr fitness. Dave & I just walked on the Great Wall of China and that again required stairmaster training!! (So steep!) tx for that training tip; had to copy it after you were able to hike in knee deep Alaska snow! Now I am benefiting from your Tripadvisor reco. The rest of the world uses it as much SFers rely on Yelp.

yes Tabz the hike was sooo pretty. One of top hikes in world, though being by an active volcano ( it exploded in autumn 2012) was a touch scary. Walked quickly in the hazard zone, for sure!

by Equatorials

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