HIKING THE WAITAKERE RANGES

Sometimes I get all eye-roll-y-American at Auckland because it's a small place in a tiny country and everything closes at 3 PM.

Other times, I drive 30 minutes outside the city and arrive at a magnificent landscape that's a cross between Jurassic Park and Eden. And then I'm just... in awe.

Hiking the Waitakere Ranges was one of those times. 

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 A lot of the photos I take end up being back-of-head shots of Scott, which may seems like a creative choice or a way to make Scott look ~mysterious~ but really it's because I'm a slow walker and meander my way through life. 

A lot of the photos I take end up being back-of-head shots of Scott, which may seems like a creative choice or a way to make Scott look ~mysterious~ but really it's because I'm a slow walker and meander my way through life. 

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 Hiking. It's just walking! Until there is an ascent involved. 

Hiking. It's just walking! Until there is an ascent involved. 

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 Repping the alma mater at the top. 

Repping the alma mater at the top. 

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 Almost caught up to him...

Almost caught up to him...

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 ...aaaand he pulls ahead during the descent. 

...aaaand he pulls ahead during the descent.