Tongariro National Park: Hiking the Taranaki Falls Track

A rainy first hiking experience on the Taranaki Falls track on the North Island of New Zealand. It made for a beautiful experience!

View from the Top: Hiking Guinn Pass

Looking out across the valley below, I was reminded of what it felt like the first time I summited a peak.  I had been grinning from ear to ear, knowing I had gotten there under my own power and determination. Well, I may have had more than a few words of encouragement from my aunt as I whined and bitched my way …

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