Jasper van der Meij @jvdmeij

http://www.teararoa.nl

Currently walking Te Araroa. Class of 2016/2017

  • jvdmeij

    December 8th at 9:32am
    24 1

    Day 45. We enjoyed a zero-day in Taumarunui today, although - as usual - it was full of chores. After breakfast - fresh fruit and yoghurt - we went to the city to resupply, drink coffee and book the Wanganui river crossing. A section which is done by canoe. We decided to start the tour further up north than the trail says as that section is supposed to be quite beautiful. We booked the canoes for 5 days and arranged the campsites as well. For the last stretch to Wanganui we booked bikes. We will start the canoeing in about 5 days. Before that we will walk towards the Tongariro crossing. Looking forward to the next 2 weeks!

    #teararoa #teararoatrail #teararoa2016 #teararoanl

    jenkykat

    8 hours ago
    Mooi vooruitzicht!
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  • jvdmeij

    December 8th at 4:23am
    47 0

    Moody landscapes in between two rain showers.

    #teararoanl #teararoa #teararoatrail #teararoa2016 #latergram

  • jvdmeij

    December 7th at 7:41pm
    32 1

    Bibi doing her thing in beautiful morning light. We had a small snack break before walking that stretch of beach.

    #teararoa #teararoanl #teararoa2016 #teararoatrail

    jenkykat

    23 hours ago
    Stoere meidπŸ‘
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  • jvdmeij

    December 7th at 4:45am
    35 2

    Day 44. Final kilometers out of Pureora Forest. We booked a ride to skip 30-something kilometers of road walking. Got some snacks at the New World and continued to the holiday park, where we are now, at the 1056 kilometer mark.

    #teararoa2016 #teararoatrail #teararoanl #teararoa #pureora

    sannevdmeij

    1 day ago
    Wow, dat bos! Sprookjesachtig!!

    eus_driessen

    1 day ago
    Wat ontzettend mooi
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  • jvdmeij

    December 7th at 12:47am
    21 4

    Day 43. Last full day in the Pureora Forest Park. We stayed in the Hauhungaroa Hut, which you see here. We will enjoy a normal bed tonight πŸ™ƒ

    #pureora #teararoanl #teararoatrail #teararoa2016 #teararoa

    jvdmeij

    1 day ago
    Btw, almost no mud when we where there πŸ™ƒ

    jvdmeij

    1 day ago
    @redlikethecolour that is quite a treat!

    redlikethecolour

    1 day ago
    Loved this hut - sunshine on the deck, had it all to myself in October & aired all my damp belongings after weeks of rain & mud! 😜

    jenkykat

    2 days ago
    Heerlijk geniet er van!
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  • jvdmeij

    December 6th at 3:11am
    53 11

    Reached the 1.000 kilometer mark in Te Araroa. Wow! One third done βœ…

    ##teararoa #teararoa2016 #teararoatrail #teararoanl #pureonga

    hokomarja

    2 days ago
    TOPπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

    thaipissed

    2 days ago
    Poor 'old' Sam's knees, hope they recover quickly @jvdmeij

    sannevdmeij

    3 days ago
    Yes!!!!! Goed bezig daar!!

    sigridklop

    3 days ago
    Yeahhh....congrats

    redlikethecolour

    3 days ago
    Gorgeous! @jvdmeij @bveth

    silverhikers

    3 days ago
    Congratulations πŸ‘πŸ»

    hikingwithliz

    3 days ago
    Well done dear #tramily ❀

    jvdmeij

    3 days ago
    @thaipissed Thanks. Reinier is on the south island, @hikingwithliz as well (she has gone section hiking). Sam is relaxing and giving his knees some rest.

    jvdmeij

    3 days ago
    @suvisadventures wow you are flying!

    suvisadventures

    3 days ago
    Congratulations! I'm at 800 now πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»
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  • jvdmeij

    December 5th at 11:30pm
    25 1

    Day 42, where we reached the 1.000km mark. Quite the milestone, 1/3 done! Walked from the Bog Inn hut to the Waihaha Hut through some amazing old bush. Quite some challenging sections as well. Really steep ascends and descends. A real nice track though. Really nice to enjoy a bush track without the mud πŸ™ƒ

    #teararoanl #teararoatrail #teararoa2016 #teararoa

    redlikethecolour

    3 days ago
    Another great pic @jvdmeij
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  • jvdmeij

    December 4th at 10:58pm
    47 1

    Day 41. Arrived in the Bog Inn hut at the 985km mark. An easy track today, which was well deserved after yesterday's hard day. Set up camp next to the hut as the hut was already occupied with other trampers.
    #teararoa #teararoa2016 #teararoatrail #teararoanl

    redlikethecolour

    4 days ago
    Great pic ~ captures the atmosphere exactly!
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  • jvdmeij

    December 4th at 10:56pm
    40 6

    Day 40 ended at the 969km mark, at the start of the Hauhungaroa Track in the Pureora Forest Park. The track today, Mangaokewa Reserve & River Track, was a lot harder than imagined. And took quite some time. It was hard on the girls as they got major hayfever attacks. After the track on the 4wd track we went up to a house to ask for water. As nobody was home, we continued on the track. A few minutes later a car pulled up and asked if we needed anything. It was the mother of the owner of the house, she got a call from a neighbor. We started chatting and it turned out she section hikes the trail as well. She knew the next section was quite far away so she offered us a 40km ride. As it was quite late, we couldn't say no to that!

    #teararoa #teararoa2016 #teararoatrail #teararoanl #trailangels

    jvdmeij

    3 days ago

    jvdmeij

    3 days ago
    @silverhikers Best bush so far!

    jvdmeij

    3 days ago
    @redlikethecolour it was! Staying at the Hauhungaroa Hut now. Stunning view as well!

    marcodalmeijer

    4 days ago
    Prachtig

    silverhikers

    4 days ago
    Looks so beautiful.

    redlikethecolour

    4 days ago
    Loved this track
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  • jvdmeij

    December 2nd at 9:48am

    Day 39. Another 0km day. No rest for me though, as I had to hitch into Hamilton (about 90km away) to try and get my broken sleeping mat replaced. It took 4 hitches into town and 3 to get back to Te Kuiti. A nice way to meet interesting people though. I got my mat replaced for free at @bivouacoutdoor even though I didn't buy it there. Great service!
    #teararoanl #teararoatrail #teararoa2016 #teararoa

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