6 Dec 2012

Joe and Sheryl have "left the building".

It was a joy to host these two American hikers, owners of Zpacks - ultralight gear manufactures who are walking NZ's longest trail - Te Araroa. They left Cape Reinga three weeks ago and arrived here in Auckland
two nights ago.

The trail goes right past our house so they once again dropped in for a welcomed hot shower, bed and "real" food.

They expect to arrive at the Bluff around the 2nd week of March 2013.

Here are a couple of photos taken outside our house on Milford Beach as they hit the trail heading South.


  1. Well done to the 2 off them so far.
    Lovely place to live btw.
    Any chance of them doing a guest post giving their thoughts of the route completed and the gear used etc.

  2. Alan, you can join their Facebook page - They are not too active with this but posted some pictures from the Cape to Auckland when they were here. I guess they will continue to do this as they move South (Internet access?).
    Matt, their store manager (Zpacks) would be the most up to date so you could always email him at zpacksllc@gmail.com. I will not see them again until they finish and return to Auckland mid March 2013


Hey, thanks for you contribution - I monitor my blog weekly. I will reply with comments, ideas and suggestions ASAP - In the meantime, remember, hiking is an outdoors experience to enjoy, not an army boot camp training exercise!!