Mount Crichton Loop Track - New Zealand

It’s hard to explain a really nice hike to someone. Is it chance that we have the trail to ourselves? The gentle rain has stopped as we strip off our rain jackets and pack them away. Is it a mindset that the rugged beauty of this area strips away the stress of the world? It’s hard to say but one thing is for sure, you know it when you feel it.

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Judah Track - Glenorchy, New Zealand

The State mine Viewpoint is stunning and offers incredible views toward Mount Edward, but the tailing pile is a bust. Whatever the process used to extract the Scheelite is a crushing process and the tailing pile is nothing but crushed rock with nothing of value for Linda’s projects.

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Wheeler Peak - Wheeler Peak - NV quad

Like walking through molasses. I haven't been on the trail for very long, but I need to stop and take a break. I've come to the conclusion that this is going to be a long day if this is how it is starting out.

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The Wave - Coyote Buttes quad

I bump into the group a couple more times hiking back along the trail, but I linger in the shaded areas to drink more water, reluctant to leave, and wanting to completely fill up my cup of experience.

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