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

Posts are delayed by a week and a half, and publish at noon NZDT (6 pm EST).

Feb 20: Current Location: Boyle / Hamner Springs

Rai River
Sunday, February 4, 2024 7:06 pm
Location: Pelorus Bridge Campground (1859.6 km)

A long stretch before my next resupply begins easy, with a mostly-flat trail to the Pelorus Bridge Campground.

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Mt. Cawte Juts Into the Pelorus Sound
Saturday, February 3, 2024 9:12 pm
Location: Havelock / Blue Moon Backpackers (1838.6 km)

A short day brought me into Havelock, where I prepared for the long stretch through the Richmond Range.

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Waterfall, Mistletoe, and Fence Bays
Friday, February 2, 2024 9:18 pm
Location: Smiths Farm Holiday Park (1822.8 km)

A short day today completed the Queen Charlotte Track, and took me to a holiday park just outside of Anakiwa.

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Kenepuru Sound
Thursday, February 1, 2024 9:29 pm
Location: Mistletoe Bay Eco Village (1806.6 km)

The second day on the Queen Charlotte Track (and the South Island) largely followed a ridge, giving views of both Queen Charlotte Sound to the south and Kenepuru Sound to the north.

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At the Cook Monument
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 7:25 pm
Location: Camp Bay Campsite (1775.9 km)

Today, I started Te Araroa on the South Island, beginning with the Queen Charlotte Track.

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