Alternative title for less ‘Lord of the Rings’-obsessed people:
Taking on The Tongariro Crossing
Kicking off the LOTR themed part of my trip around the North Island, I decided with travel mates to face up to the very popular Tongariro Crossing: a 20-ish km hike that mostly just went up for about 10km, and then went back down for the remaining part.
The main, distinguishing feature of this hike? That you get to stroll RIGHT PAST MOUNT DOOM. You know, Mount Doom.. in whose fiery pits the one ring was forged.. Continue reading “Finding Mount Doom”