I lived in Taranaki for about 20 years, and got a lot of pleasure from hiking on Mt Taranaki. But I've only included a couple of trip reports from my last year there, once I had a digital camera.
April 2004 and I had an overnight trip to Syme Hut, on Fantham Peak, with Steve & Laura. We climbed the stairs up out of the clouds and into sunshine.
Those are the Fantham Peak rocks on the skyline.
Here we have passed the rocks and are up on top of Fanthams. And below, the Syme Hut, securely tied down with wire ropes.
We stayed the night, watched the sun set over the sea in the west, above. And then rise over the central North Island in the east next morning, below.
It is a spectacular site for a hut.
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