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רוני  
#21 Posted : Tuesday, December 1, 2009 4:30:22 PM(UTC)
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Sounds like Your having a great adventure
I love Your pictures, but maybe You could add when You have a chance a few more pictures of the terrain, encountering Your average and not only the highlights, so we can get an Idea how the trail is diffcult.


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#22 Posted : Tuesday, December 1, 2009 7:41:16 PM(UTC)
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Hi Ronnie.

We haven't heard in a while, too bad.

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#23 Posted : Wednesday, December 2, 2009 3:17:09 AM(UTC)
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Hi all,

Check this out:

Me on the Te araroa official website

This photographer took pics of me when I walked the 90 mile beach and I was apparently part of move to someone.


Ronnie,
I'll upload more pics but I must say that when the track becomes bad the last thing on my mind is progressively closer pics.

"I've hitched to Whangarei to but supplies are for the following week so today is the first day I take zero. 300 km done. 2700 to go

Eyal
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#24 Posted : Wednesday, December 2, 2009 12:44:38 PM(UTC)
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Frequently asked questions-going alone? Crowded on the trail? Need to purify water? Where? Weather- Where buy? Risks? NAV

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#25 Posted : Saturday, December 5, 2009 7:34:20 PM(UTC)
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Wow, this is awesome man. What an adventure!

Have fun, and keep updating.
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#26 Posted : Sunday, December 6, 2009 2:51:52 PM(UTC)
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Hi!

Dont have much internet time now. But I'll be in Auckland city and will upload pics and update properly.
I just wanted to tell you all that today I had to cross the channel as part of the Bream trail and I saw 12 Killer Whales! They were amazing. Swam right next to me.
I have videos which I will try and upload archaeological. That was amazing.
Got to Waipu. 408 km 14 days of walking. Not too bad.


At best,
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#27 Posted : Saturday, December 12, 2009 12:52:12 PM(UTC)
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Hi all,


Arrived at Auckland city yesterday after 19 days of walking, 1 zero days for getting supplies are packeges and about 600km and forwarding.


Regarding your questions, Zammi. I am currently a guest of the people that are in charge of the trail and that run the whole show. Its amazing to see it behind the scenes.


The trail is rough ... this is not the trails in the usa and not europe. More important it is still in its virgin form and it will take time to complete.


1. I am walking alone. Only a for a handfull of people have walked the trail and a few are walking it now and I met one of them. He will not last long. The others are not really thru hikers and are doing it slowly and progressively closer long breaks. They also cut a lot of the road margins short.


2. Nobody is on the trail. In the bush you sometimes dont see anyone for days. But if you plan it correctly you can reach a town or a village at the end of each day. (It depends on the walking pace)


3. sleep in the wild or in organized camping grounds or huts or backpackers. (It depends where u are)


4. Purifying water it depends on the water source. Nothing new about that. A lot of farms in the area means cow sh * t ...


5. supplies are in town. Some have very limited shops. I am making a detailed list of all of this. And u can find data on the trail website.


6. Risks? The bush. Take a gps. It will make life much easier.


I managed with a compass and maps but it is not easy.


Hope that questions some of the honors program.


I have uploaded a bit more pics and a video of the killer whales,


Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im2BV9bcMU8


The trail and everything is one of the most intense experience I had in my life so far.


At best,


Eyal


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#28 Posted : Friday, December 18, 2009 3:11:14 AM(UTC)
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So Wylie.

Amazing! Continue to update
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#29 Posted : Friday, December 25, 2009 11:31:58 AM(UTC)
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Got to Waitomo. The famous caves with glowing worms.
Been through a lot of beautiful mountain ranges of the central north island. The next week will be the climax of that: Tongariroand & Hauhungaroa, Taranaki (Off trail side trip) ranges.
900km behind me. Five days of walking zero 29 days so far.
A lot of mud and sudden rain showers on the ridges.
But only for a few hours.

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#30 Posted : Friday, December 25, 2009 2:59:03 PM(UTC)
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Some fun!

Consider the weather before climbing to tertnaki. Unless something just find yourself up in the cloud and look too.

Good luck!
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#31 Posted : Friday, January 15, 2010 2:22:53 PM(UTC)
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ALE
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#32 Posted : Tuesday, January 19, 2010 8:37:48 AM(UTC)
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Hi all,

A lot has happened in the past month. The weather has been
Crazy as hell. Just finished walking the north island. 1500km. Moving to the south island tomorrow ".
The trail is roughly formed and needs a lot of work.
The best part was the Tongariro National park and the volcanoes.
Hopefully the south island is as spectacular as they say.
I've uploaded all the pics from the north island:

Te Araroa North pics

All the best,
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#33 Posted : Tuesday, January 19, 2010 11:38:43 PM(UTC)
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Fascinating-moose. Frequently asked questions-purifies water Where buy? Where besides over old? What about insects-pests-? Some go on for? How do Israeli. Jew? Some altitude sickness encountered until today? Average difficulty level for how easy backpack Temperatures at night several miles per day mean? How much money do you get per week?

Take care of yourself. Have a healthy and strong, in fact after you 1,500 miles.

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#34 Posted : Wednesday, January 20, 2010 12:06:51 AM(UTC)
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Hi Zammi!

I'll try and answer as much as I can.

1. You need to treat water againt Bacteria sometimes. But I only needed it a few times. Just think about the source of the water. In the north island there are a lot of towns and Hmong villages so you can fill water there.

2. Food, you have a lot of supermarkets in the Op?ration villages and towns and I wrote in the beggining of this thread that I use the freeze dry meals when I'm out in the bush.
I am doing food drops to local postshops along the way.

3. you have huts and shelters in parts of the trail. And you can sleep in all sorts of accommodations when you are in a town. From a budget top destinations to a hotel.

4. no snakes in New zealand flight. Thats the best thing. There are mosquitos and sand flies but they are not that bad.

5. nobody is walking the trail. The trail is unformed and not officially opened.
I know there is a local couple that is sort of walking it now, and there was a couple that wyoming began but I have no idea whats going on with them.

6. The Kiwis specializing in (New Zealanders) are probably the best hosts I have ever met in all my travels. They are a nation hiking and they are really warm hearted.

7. go from sea level to Hights 2000m. But when you go over a 1000 m it is usually windy and cold. Dont forget this is close to Antarctica.

8. The trail is steep and a lot of ups and downs. Medium their difficulty for me.

9. My bag is about 9.5 kg with food and water.
I will publish a list of gear when I'm done along with my conclusions of the trail as a whole.

10. Temperaturs vary greatly. It depends on the area you are in. It can get to minus at night.

11. I am averaging about 35-40 km a day. Which is a lot for this trail. The trail is steep and a lot of PUDS.

12. I dont know about the money yet. I'll conclude when I finish the south island. It can be a really cheap trail. Food is quit expensive in NZ.

Hope this helps,
Eyal
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#35 Posted : Wednesday, January 20, 2010 1:03:48 AM(UTC)
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Thanks, I think I lost some ...? Skin and bones as you see me. A refugee. What it's like to go alone so long?

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#36 Posted : Thursday, January 21, 2010 12:56:18 AM(UTC)
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Absolutely amazing, man.

Have fun!
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#37 Posted : Tuesday, January 26, 2010 2:03:23 AM(UTC)
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I'm happy for you Eyal
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#38 Posted : Sunday, February 7, 2010 12:11:37 PM(UTC)
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Hi,

Walked the northern part of the south island until Arthur's pass NP. Absolutely amazing and beautiful.
Been walking with a dutch triple TOEK crowner called. (Rony, u probably know his name trail)

"I've upload the pics went now. Less than 1000km to finish.
Going for the next crossing of the main divide and from there the road is open for Mt. Aspiring NP and Comfortable.
Header field to finish at the beginning of March.

Oh, and by the way ... I have a trail name. Yeti. Go figure. Weird Triple Crowners.
Happy trails,
Eyal
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#39 Posted : Sunday, February 7, 2010 11:42:49 PM(UTC)
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Oh man, I'm dying here.

Stunning stuff, keep having fun!
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#40 Posted : Tuesday, February 9, 2010 12:15:21 AM(UTC)
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I actualy don't know that dutch triple crowner
Unless his old trail name was apple pie and he used to be a women in his past.


But then, there are now a few new triple every year solitary crowners.


Very few vetrans Te Araroa, though



 
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