In August 2011, Hugh and I walked to Heritage Lodge in Ruahine Forest Park. There was ice on the bridge, and a small stream below. The tramp does not take long, from a car parking area, and the views on the way show Mt Ruapehu,with some snow. If you look closely,there is that fleece hat again!!!
The lodge has bunks, table and seats, a fire, and at the far left hand side, a set of very steep steps to the outside long drop( a toilet ,WC, or other terms can be used ,depending if you are a lady, a man, or just plain desperate!!!).
Nearer the East Coast, inland from Napier, is the Kaweka Range. Hugh stayed in the hut there for several days, and assured me that with a fire roaring, it was cosy. This was in March,2010. I stayed home, with family commitments.
This was an unusual moss circle on the way to one of the top ridges.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ The human spirit needs places where nature
has not been rearranged by the hand of man”
Greetings from Jean