Now out of the airport, it was time to get situated in Auckland.
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Leaving Dallas, we flew pretty much straight west, and then turned southwest once we flew over the Pacific, making a roughly-straight line for Auckland. The sixteen-hour flight was one of the longest, if not the longest, flights I’ve ever been on. Fortunately, it was entirely uneventful, with no significant turbulence or detours.
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I began my travels to New Zealand today, with the start of Te Araroa just over a week away.
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Having completed the Triple Crown of Hiking last year, I now turn my sights to an epic-length trail outside of the United States: New Zealand’s Te Araroa.
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If there’s one theme that should stand out from my earlier posts on the CDT, it’s that the CDT provides a lot of adversity. The questionable water conditions in New Mexico. Snow conditions in Colorado ranging from annoying to dangerous. Endless road walks. Minimal shade. A very long trail with a too-short weather window. The list goes on.
There’s still beauty there, though. You just have to be open to it. Or, at least be willing to laugh at the absurdity of it all. That wasn't always, easy, though.
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