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walking the summit ridge of mgāuruhoe
New Zealand

Mount Ngāuruhoe

As a fan of Lord of the Rings, Mount Ngāuruhoe was a dream objective in New Zealand. Once was enough on the scree field though.

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heather jock hut at sunset
New Zealand

Heather Jock Hut

Heather Jock hut was not our first choice or second choice for the weekend. But I am glad we got to experience the sunset

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lake tekapo from mount john south summit
New Zealand

Mount John Walkway

Mount John Walkway provides an easy-to-navigate route for viewing Lake Tekapō from above. Be sure to walk the full loop for the best views

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hikers descending peak hill's ridge line
New Zealand

Peak Hill

Peak hill should have been a straightforward hike to the top of a small peak. A strong wind stopped that. Either way the view was worth it

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clinton river valley from mckinnon pass
New Zealand

Milford Track

Milford Track is one of New Zealand’s most famed walking routes. The track is easy but the walk is stunning and worth the effort

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sauk mountain summits from the trail
Washington

Sauk Mountain

Having only one steep hill to conquer makes Sauk mountain trail a good summit for most fit hikers. That one hill is a challenge though.

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elena next to lake ingalls with stuart in background

Lake Ingalls

For the payoff, Lake Ingalls is a worthy day out. At around 9 miles you will have a tough time finding a better view

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