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greenstone pretty

they say people are "disappointed" by the greenstone just because it's not a big alpine climb. i give it two thumbs up: less people, cheaper huts, forests, higher and scarier swing bridges, and more variation. plus, you still see mountains.
routeburn/greenstone tracks

February 26th 2009
this was a while ago already, but these are the pictures i have available today so it's what you're going to get. i hiked the routeburn and greenstone tracks with michelle, the woman i met in christchurch. it was great to get out in the "wilds," kind of funny though. the first, the routeburn, was what is classified here as a "great walk" and i learned that all that means is that so many people ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Mount Aspiring National Park

New Zealand Flag 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
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