Te Araroa South Island NZ 2015


If you live in the U.S. and want to hike a long trail during the winter, you have to hike the Florida Trail or one of the long trails in winter conditions (like Pepper and Trauma who successfully thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in winter! Pepper’s website and Trauma’s website).

But I didn’t want to hike the Florida Trail, and I don’t have the skill set for winter thru-hiking, so I went to New Zealand to hike! When we are in winter, they are in summer.

Gear List



Ahem: to sidle

The Bush

Queen Charlotte Track

Richmond Range

Waiau Pass

Stag Saddle


The Greenstone



At the helm


7 thoughts on “Te Araroa South Island NZ 2015

  1. This gets me so stoked! Definitely wanna check it some day- happy trails and nice meeting you today on the trail outside Kent

    Quiet Earp


  2. You crack me up! I clicked on your “training” link and got rick astley on YouTube. Lol! Anyway I’m here visiting your NZ pages because I’m going to Queenstown in January and doing the Routeburn! I can’t wait!

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