Most of my tramping over recent years has been on my own; not ideal I guess but with the application of some good sense about where to go and what I expect to achieve, being on the Mountain alone can be good for the soul; it is for mine I know. There is something really inspiring about being alone with God in His creation. To be immersed in His greatness and to recognise how small and vulnerable we really are. s It is this that instils a sense of awe and wonder......
June 2018 I was on the Mountain at my favourite place the Kahui area back in May this year. Specifically I was on the Round the Mountain track (RTM) that passes through from the Kahui Hut. The Kahui is in the subalpine zone of the mountain where the trees have given way to alpine shrubs. The shrubs are still quite tall which means that as you walk along it is like walking in a deep ditch which you can’t see out of. As I was sitting beside the track having lunch, not......
Sunday 17th Feb 2018 I spent the day tramping on Mt Taranaki, specifically up the Kahui track to Kahui hut and beyond to Black Rock. On the way just before getting to Black Rock I stopped to take a photo of a little flower I had been seeing along the way. It is a New Zealand eyebright (Euphrasia cunate) A pretty little flower – truth be known I actually needed a rest and taking photos is as good an excuse as any; 3 hours uphill takes it out of you. I......