Lake Taupo and Tongariro Crossing

Alright, we’re currently staying outside of Tongariro National Park at the backpackers hostel located there. It is quite an awesome place. We played volleyball with a few people earlier this evening and then did some rock climbing (this place has it’s own rock climbing gym! Awesome!).

Tomorrow we are going to hike the world famous Tongariro Crossing, which is roughly 20 kilometers in length. Among the highlights will be climbing Mount Ngauruhoe (famously known as Mount Doom from the Lord of the Rings movies). Apparently, we actually have a beautiful shot of it from our bedroom window. Unfortunately, it’s been cloudy! (Supposed to be cloudy tomorrow too! Grrr!).

Also, I haven’t been able to upload photographs I’ve taken lately due to the fact that most computers I’ve encountered have lacked the proper USB connections. So I might just have to wait until I get home next week.

Anyway, things are going swell! I’ll write more soon.