2009 Expedition: The Five Passes Route & Expedition Summary January 9th 2010 January 2, 2010
Screwed again by the motorists along this stretch of highway, we sat in our same spot along the road for two and a half more hours this morning. We decided that hitchhiking during Christmas and New Years is just tough because people are out with cars full of family or maybe most people driving are just sick of holiday tourists and we appear to just be part of that proble ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
Well, this is my third backpacking expedition across New Zealand and it looks to be pretty incredible again. We've got an amazing list of tracks and routes we plan to do that will take us through some pretty remote, rugged, and beautiful pieces of wilderness.
This will be a 3 month trip and I'm doing it with my good friends Nick and Andrew Arkis. Along the way we will be meeting up with several of my friends from previous trips who plan to travel with us for parts of the time as well. It's very exciting for me to be getting one more opportunity to do this sort of thing, and even more exc... full info