Thursday, March 6, 2014

Mangawhero Forest, National Park

The morning after we hiked the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Ann and I got an early run in before packing up and driving three hours north to Waitomo for a cave tubing adventure. Since our accommodation bordered on the south end of National Park (Tongariro is in the north), we decided to run into the park to see what we could do for an hour.


Luckily we came to this sign just inside the park. We took the Mangawhero Forest track, which took about half an hour, then turned around and ran it the other way. And just for good measure, we added the Rimu walk at the end before running the two blocks back to our apartment. It was a lovely, meandering forest run, and so fun to explore just outside of our (rental) front door. According to my Nike+ it was just over 5 1/2 miles.

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