Mount Te Aroha....The Mountain of Love....!!

Whilst on a camping trip over the christmas holidays, we stayed in a place called Te Aroha....maori for love.

Mount Te Aroha....The Mountain of Love....!!

The fantastic Teva shoes that Mathilda has started wearing for hiking must definitely be assisting in the creation of a love of mountains!! :o)

mountain wildlife

She has made no complaints of rubbing or anything both worn with or without socks... my only slight complaint is they are not that easy to open up wide enough for her to totally manage to get them on by herself.

trekking up the mountain

The mountain walk was uphill all the way passing firstly the only soda spring geyser in the world (or so they say) and then through bush for an hour or so to a viewing platform before more bush and then a very steep section where tree roots began to resemble rope ladders...and were used as such.. the view from the top...magnificent

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Joanne Watterson

Joanne Watterson

About Me & Mine

Me - Joanne, Tim - daddy, Mathilda and Isabel. We love being outdoors, it doesn't have to stop when children appear. Mathilda started skiing at 2 and a half. They have both already done New Zealand's alpine Tongarino crossing.

Favourite place in the world:

On top of a mountain, if the climb was good and the view is magnificent and you're with your favourite people, you could often be anywhere!

Favourite things to do outdoors:

Walking and hiking, skiing, snowboarding and sledging. Biking, jumping in puddles, watching Daddy play football, going to the beach, having picnics.

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