Wednesday, 7 November 2012

What a chilly start!

Yesterday there was a hint of sulphur in the air all day from Mt Tongariro as we set about the days work. It was another busy day with lots of cleaning and plenty more bookings and arrivals. The Tongariro Crossing seems to be the big draw card here at this time of year. We booked 14 for today’s crossing which is on average a 7-8 hour hike over a mountain track taking in the Emerald lakes. The track starts at 1150m rising to 1886m at the Red crater descending to 750m at the finish. For those real enthusiast’s there is a 2 hour diversion to the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe but this is recommended for experienced trampers' only.

clip_image001Quite a decent frost for November.

This morning we awoke to find the surroundings all covered in heavy frost. It was –40C in Waiouru so I’m picking it was probably the same here(and it’s November, roll on Summer) . At least we are going to have a beautiful sunny day to follow.

clip_image002Bet it was cold in there this morning.clip_image003Our car was completely covered in ice. A shock to the system.

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