Nüümü Poyo

The mountains are calling, but the rangers are checking permits. The mountains are calling, and if it turns out that there’s an autoroad to the top I am going to friggin’ scream. The mountains are calling, but this is the AT, so, “mountains.” The mountains are calling, and since this is Te Araroa, climbing them… Read More Nüümü Poyo


Thru Music

A lot of people have asked me what I’m (always) listening to while I’m hiking. Here are some favorites: PODCASTS: Behind the Bastards (Robert Evans) Revolutions (Mike Duncan) Hardcore History (Dan Carlin) Slow Burn (Leon Neyfakh) Blowback (Noah Kulwin and Brendan James) More Perfect (Jad Abumrad) …and yes, I have occasionally sipped some Chapo. MUSIC:… Read More Thru Music


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