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City: Winchester
State: Virginia
Country: USA
Begins: Dec 11, 2019
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Sep 12th, 2018
Start: Home
End: Home
Daily Distance: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,181
Journal Visits: 3,846
Guestbook Views: 8
Guestbook Entrys: 1

Bought my ticket!

I purchased my ticket to Auckland today! I have been thinking about doing this trail for the last month or so, and I finally pulled the trigger and purchased my ticket today. I originally wanted to fly to Fiji and take a layover of a week there to enjoy the beach, but it would have cost me an extra $ 600, so decided just to go straight to Aukland.

It is going to be a long flight...I leave Dec. 6 and arrive Dec. 8, but one day is because of the international date line. Still I will be traveling for 23 hours 13 minutes to get there, and 21 hours 2 minutes to get home. I will return home leaving Auckland March 6 at 6 am, and getting back to Dulles Airport at 5:27 the same day.

I have already started updating equipment to get ready for this trip. I have been forced to buy a camping gas stove (with the canisters that I hate), because I can't take my whisperlite on the airplane (even if I air it out, once it has had gas in it they will not allow it on the plane). A new whisperlite in NZ would cost me over $ 200 (us), so I bought a $ 20 stove that I can carry with me, and buy the fuel in NZ.

Looks like I need to get out and do some day hiking to make sure I am ready for this trip.

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Te Araroa North Island

Te Araroa is a 3000-km trail stretching from Cape Reinga in the North of New Zealand to Bluff in the South. Down the coastline, through the forest, across farmland, over volcanoes and mountain passes, along river valleys, and on green pathways through seven cities. Learn more:


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