Tongariro Northern Circuit – days 1 and 2 – photos!

Way back on 18th February spent 4 days doing the Tongariro Northern Circuit – had to carry tent, food, water. It was hard, there were tears and blisters but there was also fun, laughter, the most amazing scenery and an impromptu mountain climb!

Day 1

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The Walk!

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Nearly there!
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Home for the night!
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Dinner time view
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Not a bad way to end the day

Day two

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Sunrise - up early to avoid the heat

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Mount Taranaki!

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Sun still not hit us

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Climb to the summit? Go on then.....

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It wont be far to the top, right?

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Across the crater - co-climbee Matt for scale

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At the top of a volcano!!!

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Lake and clouds

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Back at the bottom and across a big open plain

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Crossed the plain

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Following the route of the Crossing

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A mean, mean climb

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Odd reward - Royal D - made me feel so much better!

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Red crater

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Amazing coloured lakes

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Washing some dust off!

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Where oh where is the campsite?

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Round this bend?

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How about this one?

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Or this?

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There it is!!! This is when i cried!

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Best view in the campsite - made it all worthwhile

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Food makes everything ok

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Amazing sunset

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