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Apr 17, 2020 04:56 |  #211


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Tongariro National Park in NZ's central North Island is the location of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, regarded as arguably the best one day walk in NZ. It is also the location of one of NZ's Great Walks, the Tongariro Northern Circuit. This hike (we call them tramps locally) is a multi-day 38km hike between two live volcanoes - Mts Tongariro and Ruapehu. The route takes one between the two volcanoes and then circles back to climb the active vents of Mt Tongariro and cross it before dropping down to forest.

This photo was taken on the last day of hiking Northern Circuit as it joined the Tongariro Alpine Crossing on one of the blast plains of the volcanic complex. I had climbed up to the plain via a track from the left and the Crossing had just descended from the complex called the Red Crater. The width of the path is between 3 and 4 metres across.

I have done the circuit twice and the crossing four times. Each is different as the complex creates it own weather. On one occasion, in high summer, the temperature dropped 25degC in an hour and went from 100% visibility to barely 50m. Many people take on the crossing unprepared for the conditions and there have been fatalities on a fairly regular basis. Sadly, it has been massively overpopulated by tourists.

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Apr 17, 2020 10:25 as a reply to  @ Tronhard's post |  #212

Great photo... I love the different color variations in the terrain.




  
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Aug 02, 2020 21:25 |  #213

Nobody has posted on this fine thread for a long time, and I have been playing with my tropical photos. Oh well, I did carry my stuff in a backpack from the Pindaré River to the FUNAI (Brazil's "Indian Agency") outpost, so I'll show you some star fruit growing in a tree. Nice looking but I didn't see anybody eating them. I don't think they are native to the country.

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Aug 02, 2020 21:48 |  #214

Up in the Tetons about three weeks ago.

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Aug 03, 2020 03:33 |  #215

Tronhard wrote in post #19047959 (external link)
Sadly, it has been massively overpopulated by tourists.

We went there last year when the weather wasn't exactly great. Visibility was poor, it was a bit cold and after a while some light rain set in. We were a bit disappointed that we didn't really get to enjoy any iconic views, but the experience was amazing. We only encountered a handful of other people and didn't see anybody most of the time.

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Aug 03, 2020 07:19 as a reply to  @ unclejohn's post |  #216

Thanks for keeping it alive..
I was hoping to get some hiking/backpacking in this year, but with Covid and my knees, it seems I'm not getting out as much. I went from doing 12 miles with 40 lbs to barely being able to do 1.5 with no weight... UGH.

The star fruit seems interesting. Have you had one? Curious as to what they are like?




  
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Aug 03, 2020 07:21 |  #217

AngelofDepth wrote in post #19103088 (external link)
Up in the Tetons about three weeks ago.

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Beautiful shots.. I can only imagine what it was like camping in that location. Not sure I would have ever left.




  
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Aug 03, 2020 07:40 as a reply to  @ 308Shooter's post |  #218

You may occasionally see star fruit in a grocery store. The ones I've tasted had a fairly strong, strange taste.


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Aug 03, 2020 07:51 |  #219

Another picture from the same outpost. No wonder that Brazil does so well in soccer. No place so remote that they don't practice it there.

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Aug 03, 2020 16:35 |  #220

OK, I'm lovin' this thread. Gonna post a few. Here's the first.

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Aug 03, 2020 16:37 |  #221

OK, here's another, I just like this too much not to share.

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Aug 03, 2020 17:56 as a reply to  @ Billbo911's post |  #222

Very Nice




  
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Aug 03, 2020 17:58 |  #223

Billbo911 wrote in post #19103474 (external link)
OK, I'm lovin' this thread. Gonna post a few. Here's the first.

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Nice one. I have a trip planned in 3 days to the basin just off screen on the right but It's looking like I won't be able to make it :(


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Aug 03, 2020 18:40 as a reply to  @ Bcaps's post |  #224

Awe, that's a shame!

These four guys, plus one other, and myself are finishing the JMT at the beginning of next month.
We go in over Kearsarge and finish at Whitney!
This has been a multi year journey, but this one we finish this year!




  
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Aug 11, 2020 16:57 |  #225

Potholes 1
One of the places I liked to visit when I was in Seattle was the Potholes, in eastern Washington State south of Moses Lake. I'd park by the road where you see irrigated farmland in the background, and walk across a stretch of sagebrush desert to a stretch of sand dunes.

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