June Update – it is getting closer now

Join me walking…

I still need walkers for eight South Island Sections and as it gets closer to my start date it would be great to lock in more walkers. It is such an important role to join me on my walk, not just to keep my husband happy but to share the beauty, fun and sore feet together. It makes it so much more enjoyable to share the journey with others. There are still a variety of sections left so have a think about it and let me know, if you want to be part of this great walk.

To see all the dates and links to the tracks, click here
To sign up to walk with me, email me at kylie@walknz.org

Photo Comp

I entered a photo competition run by Wilderness Magazine, way back in January. I didn’t win the competition but they did use the photo in the June issue of the magazine. The photo captures two Te Araroa Walkers, Marianne and Hannah on Ocean Beach. This shot caught my eye as these two walkers and I kept passing each other and this shows how I caught up to them this day and was following in their footsteps.

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Training Walks

Over Queen’s Birthday weekend a group of five of us kayaked the Whanganui River, over three days. It was a fantastic experience with great scenery and just enough rapids to keep us moving along nicely. We spent two nights camping and it was pretty cold but I got to test out a few recipes that I’ll use for the South Island.

Next up as a training walk is Pirongia in the Waikato Region on the weekend of 27th and 28th June. It is two days walking with an over night in the new hut at the top. There are beautiful views and it is a great track as long as you don’t mind a bit of mud near the top. If you would like to join me for this tramp, let me know kylie@walknz.org and I’ll send you more information.

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Facts and Figures

Fundraising total so far: $14,211.72

Number of walkers for the South Island: 12

Time until start date: 4 1/2 months to go

Sections left to fill: 8 (thinking about walking….click here to see sections)

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