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Awe of Mt Taranaki

I’ve flown past Mt Taranaki a few times but this time would be the time it appeared to stand out most of all. Whilst I won’t get that close to Taranaki on this hike, I will certainly see some great views of it along the way. With snow and surrounding cloud cover, this is one of those great views. Standing at 2518 metres high, this volcano (also known as Mt. Egmont) is one of the most symmetrical volcanic cones in the world. The plane flew over many parts of the trail I’ll be on in weeks and months from now. After studying the trail maps it felt great to know I’d be hiking those passes, crossing those rivers and climbing those hills.

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  1. DAVID HARTLEY #

    HI KENYON,
    I MEET YOU ON EVRNING WALKING PAST ONE OF MY FRIENDS HOUSE, WHEN YOU FINISHED TRAMPING GRPM OTAKI TO WAIKANAE …..

    SO HOW HAS IT ALL BEEN GOIMG SO FAR ?

    IT IS THREE THIRTY IN THE MORNING IN PALMERSTON NORTH , MY FLATMATE IS SNORING HIS HEAD OFF AND I AM PREPARING FOR THE DAY AHEAD . BACK OFF TO WAIKANAE TO FIX ANOTHER CAR THEN BACK HOME TO CATCH THE RETURN OF “DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES”

    THE WEATHER IS BRILIANT SO IT WILL MAKE YOUR JOURNEY GO WELL………

    CHEERS,
    DAVID. HARTLEY.

    Monday 13 February, 2012
    • Hi David,

      Yes, I sure do remember our spontaneous meeting as I hiked into Waikanae. All has been going well thanks! That’s funny about your flat mate. Hope you managed to get some sleep with all that noise going on.

      I enjoyed the fine weather around Waikanae although Wellington lived up to its windy reputation. The whole time I was there it was very windy. The South Island has been mostly fine but up in the ranges there has been a lot of low cloud so I have missed out on some of the views. Can’t have it all.

      Cheers David,
      Kenyon

      Thursday 23 February, 2012

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