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You reap what you sow

In my last blog post I explained how I’m keen to give fastpacking a go – We (James and I) would start out doing some “quick” over night excursions, to test the water and...

Fastpacking

Fastpacking; a combination of trail running, tramping and camping. I’ve never been a fan of camping – I just don’t get why people would lug what these days are basically huge nylon houses (complete...

Trail Running Solo

A few weeks back I was following a thread on Facebook asking women how comfortable they felt running trails alone and I was quite surprised by the number of woman who won’t, even in...

Incline Track – Arataki Visitor Centre

Walking track – From Nihotupu Dam Road wide track crosses Nihotupu Stream then climbs steadily, then very steeply to meet grassy track bypassing Hauler Tunnel on Nihotupu Tramline. Large, squat kauri marks top of...

Rangemore Track, Arataki Visitor Centre

Walking Track, From the small parking area on Scenic Drive, the west end of Rangemore Track climbs easy grade to knoll with grove of kauri (15 minutes), then descends gradually to rejoin Scenic Drive approximately...

Christies Track, Huia Regional Park

Tramping Track – Christies Track drops steadily beside the gully from Summit Track near the western end of Upper Nihotupu Dam. There are some muddy patches along the track. The track crosses Huia Stream...