Over Thanksgiving week, I did a hiking trip to New Zealand on the South Island called the “Grand Traverse”.  About a 13 hour flight from SFO to Auckland and then another couple of hours to fly into Queenstown.

The Grand Traverse comprises hiking through parts of Mount Aspiring and Fjordland National Parks.

Very beautiful area.  About 60 miles over 5.5 days, biggest single daily ascent was about 3500 feet.  Met lots of very cool folks, only American in my group, most folks where either Kiwi or Aussies.

The trip guides where pretty impressed that I dealt with the jetlag coming from the States pretty well. 🙂

You can find some photos from the trip here.