This tramp starts on the beach at the bottom of New Zealand
This photo was actually taken on the way out - we had been on top of that ridge up in the clouds which is a deceptively long, long way away (and about 1,000 meters up)
Once we left the beach and started climbing, the bush was lush
and filled with lots of Rimu - what the old loggers came for (and still want)
As we got higher, the bush started changing..
and became more and more Tolkien-like..