Reaching new heights

I’ve decided to embark on a quest to visit all of Auckland’s 53 volcanoes this year. I’m already a bit behind, but several of them are easy to walk to from work and several more will be two-fers, adjacent peaks I can bag in a single trip.

I’m guided in all this by a handy field guide to the volcanoes. Lots of interesting facts, and insight into how one goes about studying volcanoes. Spoiler alert: lots of core samples.

My first official volcano visit of the quest (because pics or it didn’t happen) was to Ōhinerau / Mt. Hobson last week. It boasts a couple of reservoirs and was the site of a US Army field hospital during WWII. And nice views…

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