Hey! I'm Jai and I'm a hiking tour guide in Australia. I consider myself a professional coffee drinker, an amateur thru-hiker and a wannabe detective (I blame Agatha Christie)
Te Araroa - A Skittles' Journey Through NZ Location: Kerikeri Day on Trail: 11 Weather Forecast: Better We set out on day 11 with a renewed
You guys should all know something. In the first two weeks of the TA, I wanted to quit three times. Day 3 (see my Ninety Mile Beach post for that one), Day 8 and Day 13. We’re about to start Day 8.
I’d been warned before starting the Te Araroa (aka. The TA) that it had one of the roughest beginnings of any thru-hike around. One of my first friends on the trail was a triple-crowner from the US and he had said that the trails in the US had the luxury of being able to walk as far as you wanted before you stopped for the day. So, when you start out with a heavy backpack and fresh legs, you can walk 10km and stop for the day and keep up the schedule for a couple weeks until you’re ready to increase. The TA is not as kind.