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..

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