2120.1 / 3061.9 km 69.2% Boyle / Hanmer Springs / Kakapo Lodge YHA

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Feb 20: Current Location: Boyle / Hamner Springs

Clouds at Sunrise
Monday, February 19, 2024 6:05 pm
Location: Boyle / Hanmer Springs / Kakapo Lodge YHA (2120.1 km)

Another long day brought me to Boyle, and then to Hanmer Springs for a resupply.

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Trees in the Meadow
Sunday, February 18, 2024 9:51 pm
Location: Anne Hut (2089.8 km)

After two steep passes and rugged trail, most of today was a pleasant stroll through a (very long) meadow.

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Blue Lake
Saturday, February 17, 2024 9:42 pm
Location: Waiau Hut (2063.8 km)

On my 100th day on Te Araroa, I crossed Waiau Pass, with (finally!) amazing views from the mountains of the South Island.

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West Branch Sabine River
Friday, February 16, 2024 9:56 pm
Location: Blue Lake Hut (2047.5 km)

Today took me over Travers Pass, down the East Branch Sabine River valley, and up the West Branch Sabine River towards Waiau Pass.

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Travers River
Thursday, February 15, 2024 8:56 pm
Location: Upper Travers Hut (2031.8 km)

Following the Travers River up the Travers Valley, I reached Upper Travers hut, just below Travers Pass.

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