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We suffer thru-hiking for the transcendent, and appreciate it more because of our suffering.
The chorus of birds on both the Te Araroa and the Pacific Crest Trail were glorious. Hear them for yourself!
Life is too short to waste on speed.
Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common. Sarah Dessen I met Emily Granger a bit by accident while nosing around instagram. The minute I saw this accomplished musician who doubles as a hiking fiend, I messaged her that she’s my […]
Kia ora, Mark. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with me by phone on that cold, blustery and rainy day last March as I holed up in Otautau after an upsetting encounter with an aggressive male tramper. Your calming voice and sensible advice helped me complete the trail in Bluff full […]
Instead of desperately missing the things you can’t do, it’s better to enjoy what’s right in front of you.
Fungus was certainly among us when Richard and I walked the Kepler Track in New Zealand’s South Island.
When talking about the islands of New Zealand, you say “in” the island, not “on” because they’re huge.
Of course, there had to be just one more tramp before leaving.