Sunday, 24 February 2013

Walking on a volcano - Maungawhau Mt Eden

A glorious day for a walk up Mt Eden.  
We are assured of wonderful views.
I last walked here when I did the Coast to Coast Walkway with Marie and Guinny.
Let's go off road and up through the paddocks.

Come walk with me.

 Standing Tall
 Tinder dry grasses crunch underfoot.
Cows that used to keep the grass trimmed have been removed.

Up we go.
 Auckland has 60 extinct volcanoes. Mt St John in the foreground with Mt Hobson beyond.
 Rangitoto Island, many yachts in the Waitemata Harbour and Coromandel Peninsula in the background.
 Mt Eden Maungawhau crater.

 The Sky tower and Auckland harbour bridge to the north of the crater.
From the west to the east.

 One Tree Hill, Maungakeiki in the distance surrounded by the leafy suburb of Epsom

 Latitude 36.35degS Longitude 174.46East
Altitude 196m

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