Te Araroa Trail – Day 106

Wednesday February 21, 2024Distance/ Total: 29.1 km / 18.1 mi Another great night of sleep in the tent. It was a cold night last night and I had condensation on my tent I had to wipe off this morning. Some of the other hikers complained of frozen tents, but mine was fine. The trail today is about 25km of roadwalk […]

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Te Araroa Trail – Day 105

Tuesday February 20, 2024Distance/ Total: 19.1 km / 11.9 mi I slept great in my tent last night, finally getting off the flat mattresses in the huts. I got up and packed up fairly early, but spent the morning visiting with the other hikers and not getting started until about 8:30. The trail was mostly flat following the Harper River […]

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Te Araroa Trail – Day 104

Monday February 19, 2024Distance/ Total: 25.2 km / 15.7 mi Shaun, Isabell, Jess & I headed to the cafe’ this morning at 8:30. I was wanting some more of their delicious pancakes. We ate and finally headed out to the trail about 10:00am. Arthur’s Pass was 5km from where we got off trail and we planned to hitch back to […]

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Te Araroa Trail – Day 103

Sunday February 18, 2024Distance/ Total: 9.7 km / 6 mi The four of us got up early and started up the trail about 6:40am. We had left the remainder of our gear in the Alpine Club Lodge in Arthur’s Pass and checkout is at 10:00 am. The trail climbed a short distance up to Goat Pass and then traveled across […]

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Te Araroa Trail – Day 102

Saturday February 17, 2024Distance/ Total: 13.9 km / 8.6 mi The Arthur’s Pass cafe doesn’t open until 8:30am so there was no reason to get up early this morning. Erik, Isabel, Jess and I had made plans to get a pancake breakfast there before doing a slack pack section from the Morrison Bridge to Hwy 73 – 23.6km. We ate […]

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Te Araroa Trail – Day 101

Friday February 16, 2024Distance/ Total: 13.5 km / 8.4 mi Isabell, Jess, Erik, & I made plans last night to hike out to the Morrison footbridge together today. It is 13.5 km by trail and follows the Taramakau River and the Otira Rivers. With the rain yesterday we were concerned that the rivers would be higher than normal and could […]

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Te Araroa Trail – Day 99

Wednesday February 14, 2024Distance/ Total: 16.2 km / 10.2 mi It was a cold morning and I just didn’t want to get out of the sleeping bag. I kept covering back up and falling back asleep. Before I knew it it was almost 7:00 am. I forced my self up and started getting ready. The trail continued following the Hurunui […]

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Te Araroa Trail – Day 98

Tuesday February 13, 2024Distance/ Total: 26.2 km / 16.3 mi It was a cold morning this morning and I didn’t want to get out of my sleeping bag. I finally forced myself to get up and noticed that the sandflies were gone. It must be too cold for them. However, when I crawled out of the tent it didn’t take […]

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Te Araroa Trail – Day 97

Monday February 12, 2024Distance/ Total: 24.2 km / 15.0 mi Pippi, a hiker from the UK, had set up a shuttle for us this morning at 8:00am. I was up at 6:00am and packed up before 7:00. I went down to the kitchen and made some coffee and ate some cereal and Tim Tams while waiting for our ride. We […]

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