The Routeburn Track - Tramping My Style
A tramp in New Zealand is not someone with smelly clothes and no money, but rather the word used to describe a multiday walk in the mountains, forests, and hills. Although you may end up looking like a tramp after 5 days in the New Zealand wilderness, tramping is basically what you Americans know as "hiking" or "treking", and you English people know as "rambling".
Not too long ago, Pubdy (my crazy, bearded, womanizing friend) and I were in Te Anau, a small town in Fiordland, New Zealand. We had just spent five incredibly wet days on the Milford Track, three more on the Kepler Track, our car had been impounded, and we were low on the funds required to keep us in dry accommodation and beer.
So, over a late night poker game with a couple of local lasses, we were very interested to find out about another major walk in the area, one that would take us all the way to Queenstown.
The next morning found us standing by the road with our thumbs out, on our way to the start of the Routeburn Track.
The Routeburn is classed as one of the country's "Great Walks". It traverses 32 kilometres of Fiordland National Park and Mount Aspiring National Park.
This is the story of our adventure. [more]
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