Tongariro Circuit ~ the last two days

After the excitement of the Crossing day, it was a bit less exciting to hike out.  The walk to the last hut was very pleasant though.  Sabrina’s feet were a MESS, blisters and bruises on her heels and toes…  So the last day we took the shortest route out and went to the road. Luke took the regular loop trail and fetched the car so he could pick us up.  New boots are definitely in the cards for Sabrina…

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One of many waterfalls along the tracks

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The interior of a really huge new hut.

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Luke resting on the porch.  He hiked back up to see Blue Lake before coming down.

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Mount Ruapehu

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Nice display of light towards sunset

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Sunset on Mount Ruapehu

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Waihohonu Hut, the first hut in NZ, now for display only

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Waihohonu hut

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Inside it is set up like a small museum

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Pebbles in the river

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Ohinepango Springs

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One of the many bridges along the tramps

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Mount Ruapehu

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this was basically our view the whole walk out, so there are lots of pics of Mount Ruapehu!

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Sabrina limping along the last few miles…  almost there!

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