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Tramping (hiking) words that ought to already exist
Following on from our post of travel words that ought […]
Roasting marshmallows in a volcanic wasteland
There’s nothing like a freshly roasted campfire marshmallow. But does […]
Smoke Chaser (Our Land Cruiser)
(Back) Into the wild
Our nation was recently released back into the wild. New Zealand stepped down a grade from its ‘Level 3’ COVID-19 lockdown to a (much more conducive to adventure) ‘Level 2’.* *Basically this meant that we could start hanging around in groups outside our household ‘bubble’ and get out and about tramping and adventuring again. We opted to avoid the classic ‘Into the […]
You’ve goat to be kidding me
We haven’t been on any epic overland adventures since returning from our Panam excursion. However, it turns out we don’t have to stray very far from home to find plenty of great tramping* adventures. *Tramping, for the uninitiated, is what us Kiwis call hiking… Of course, of late we’ve been encouraged to not stray any real distance from our home at all […]
Two Seasons in Torlesse
There are so many adventurous options for alpine exploration available near Christchurch. It may seem a bit unimaginative to choose to climb the same hill twice within six months. But Mt Torlesse is an especially convenient peak for a day trip—and our local tramping club has run two trips up it already this year. Once in summer once in early winter.
Ōhau I wish I could think of a punny title for this post
The lockdown devoured both the Easter and ANZAC day long weekends this year. Getting out exploring New Zealand on Queen’s Birthday weekend was mandatory. Outdoor adventure would be happening, rain or shine… luckily, it was all shine!