Te Araroa: Hiking Alone

February 1, 2015 Wanaka zero day

Dear Readers,

Thank you for all the kind words you’ve sent my way, you’re all the best! Much love to you.

I can tell you that I’ve been walking well by myself! I walk alone everyday because there aren’t many TA thru-trampers. There are definitely moments when I feel lonely, but in those moments nature vibrates louder.

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Rivers hum, wind blows, flies wipe their hands, tussock dance, rocks tumble, and sheep go BAAAH.

I’ve been wading through tussock

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Fording rivers

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Outrunning storms

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Sleeping in huts

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Sleeping in my poncho tarp

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Accessorising

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Swimming in emerald lakes

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Listening to Steely Dan and Jimmy Buffett

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Writing

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And enjoying how wild and beautiful New Zealand is…because…it is

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Thanks for reading!

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17 thoughts on “Te Araroa: Hiking Alone”

  1. Girl you need to eat!! Looking skinny!! Great pictures and I admire your strength to keep on swimming!! Keep going you got this!! #onon #itscooltotalktoyourself #behappy #eatmorefood 👣👣❤

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    1. Hey! Solo was great. And it was actually solo because I didn’t see anyone for dayzzzz. On the PCT you can start out solo but there’s so many other thru-hikers it doesn’t feel like it. I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again, the peace of the wilderness can feel like a companion.

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  2. Alone, Girl you will never be alone. The shining of your soul will attest to that. When you start a journey and make the commitment to share your life, your innermost thoughts, your feelings, you open the door to your heart. A heart stinging with purpose and meaning. What an amazing soul you have, thanks for allowing me to share your experience.

    East of the Sun West of the Moon

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