Showing posts with label Who am I. Show all posts
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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Welcome to my tramping blog

Welcome to my tramping blog NZ Bush Adventures!


Hi there, my name is Jonathan Moake.

Me crossing Travers Pass, Nelson Lakes NP in 2018


This is the first post for my new blog about tramping, hiking, camping, DOC huts, MTB riding, tramping food, backcountry skills, equipment, the environment, mountaineering and other outdoor concerns.

Jon Moake, at Ryde Falls in the Oxford Forest Park

 A little bit about me: Jon Moake

 I am a tramper (that's hiker/rambler to those from the US/UK) in my 40's, and I live in Christchurch, on the South Island of New Zealand.
Spenser Mountains, Lewis Pass SR, from the Lewis Pass Tops
I have been visiting the forests and mountains for many years, with particular attention to the parks and forests close to Christchurch, my home town. My tramping trips range from one day right through to longer periods up to a week.

One of our iconic mountain huts, Mid Robinson, Victoria FP


After an extended break from tramping I have decided to get into the outdoors again. This blog will be a record of my experiences. 

I have tramped extensively throughout both the North and South Island, from the Central Plateau volcanoes south to Fiordland.

Torrent Bay, tramping the Abel Tasman Great Walk in Sep. 2017

My main stamping grounds include Arthurs Pass National Park, the Canterbury Foothills, Lake Sumner Forest Park,  Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve all around an hours drive from my home.
I also enjoy tramping on the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula which are right on my doorstep.

Further afield I love exploring Nelson Lakes NP and the Abel Tasman NP.

Lyttleton Harbour and Canterbury from high on Banks Peninsula

Its a pleasure to have you on this journey with me.....let's see where we can go!