I have thru-hiked Te Araroa – from Cape Reinga to Bluff – the length of New Zealand – 3000km – 4 months – tama tu, tama ora; tama noho, tama mate kai – hikertrash for life. Longest day: 15h45 (Mt Crawford traverse in the Tararuas). Shortest day: that zero I took at Upper Wairoa Hut… Read More Bluff


Thru-hiking has offered me a really interesting perspective on my relationship to material goods. When hiking, I need only what’s in my backpack. (Definitionally. If I need something that I don’t have, then – well – enjoy recovering my body from the mountaintop.) I rather thought that, at home, I would explode into greater needs.… Read More Needs