My brother Kenyon celebrates his victorious completion of the Te Araroa Trail - New Zealand
Above: My brother taking on one of the many high passes of New Zealand. Waiau Pass is not to be taken lightly. It’s notorious for it’s sudden change in weather conditions. I pieced together this animated gif as my brother hiked his way south towards Hanmer Springs.
This is a reblog from my brothers blog site. Below the following images is a link to the last day of his traverse of New Zealand.
My brother Kenyon celebrates the completion of his thru-hike of New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail
Bluff at Sterling Point New Zealand, is well renowned for it’s starting and finishing point for thru-hikers. A passer by cheers Kenyon on towards the finish of his 3300km traverse.
My brother Kenyon celebrates the completion of his thru-hike of New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail – 2012
With only 38 kilometres (24miles) remaining of his traverse, I took this photo of Kenyon brandishing his well earned flag which I designed for him. I had the design printed on satin while in Sydney a few weeks before my flight over to join Kenyon in New Zealand. I waited for the right moment – and on his second last day of his 3,300km long traverse, I handed it to him before he set off in the morning to cross the Riverton Bridge. It was an emotional moment for both of us as he unraveled his flag – making it one of the moments in our lives that we would never forget. Every town and city he’d hiked through is listed on the flag along with the TNZ logo which I designed for him when I first heard that he’d be hiking the length of New Zealand. There was just the right amount of wind that day which had the flag flying proud and strong.
Traverse New Zealand
Hiking Days Remaining:…
Remaining Distance: 0km
Distance Covered: 3301km
Total Traverse Hiking Days: 148
Only 13 kilometres remained until I would reach the very end of the trail – Stirling Point, Bluff!
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