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New Zealand 2016 – Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongario Alpine Crossing is the most amazing, changeable hike. For more than 14 miles – with side trips, crests, and sulfuric springs to explore – one passes past bare, volcanic terrain and alpine slopes, steaming, emerald pools and jade-leaved jungle. I think I fell romantically in love with Mount Ngauruhoe, the active stratovolcano that rises […]

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On New Year’s Day – 2015

. . . YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH After a raucous night – replete with headlamped cobbler gobblers and clean-shaven imps sitting down for silent “real talk” on the sleepy sofa by the woodstove at 4am – all was quiet on New Year’s Day. Later, apoop of a breakfast of well-traveled city bagels, we re-rooted into couches with mugs full of […]

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