the way of the views! Is an apt way to describe the Atene Skyline Tract. The eye candy rewards are few. Those darn trees obscured the possible photo ops that beckoned below those way too narrow ridge lines. I tip toed through a few dicey sections where possible owwies or worse could have happened with one misstep. I came across ferns so huge they required their own Zip Codes. Those Jurassic Park plants kept striking me on my exposed body parts, greatly impeding my forward progress. The tract went missing a few times as I found myself off on a goat trail. I know it was a goat trail because I saw and smelled a goat.
In other words, another day of Kiwi hiking. Oh well, I got a great workout for those 11 miles.
Now I'm in a cozy New Plymouth hotel room while another squall rages outside. It's going to last another 24 hours.
Good thing there's a movie theatre and bars in this town.
BTW. The locals concur that this Southern Summer of 16/17 stinks on ice. (Like our new President) Spit!