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Dec 2, 2011 - Lewis Pass, Dec. 2, 2011

The drive to Lewis Pass was beautiful as we climbed up over the mountain range dividing the east and west coasts of the south island. I was thankful for the experience a Colorado girl has in driving winding, steep roads! Luckily there was little traffic – especially since there were probably 25 one-lane bridges to cross. The most amazing was a one-lane stretch of road where they had chiseled the minimum amount of rock out of massive granite wall – buses must barely clear the top! On 95% of these one-lane bridges traffic is controlled only...

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Nov 27, 2004 - St Arnaud - Via Maruia Springs, Lewis Pass Kaikoura

I'm getting accustomed to all of this walking, I'm not experiencing the levels of aching that had been bothering me for the first few days, I feel I can tackle almost anything today, I've surmounted all of the challenges set and only have one remaining... Mount Fyffe tomorrow. Today we had a gentle walk round Nelson National Park at the base of Mount Robert and then boarded a coach for a 3hr transfer to the Maruia Hot Springs The hot springs were very hot and sulphurous, after about half an hour I started to get a little light headded and...

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