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Tongariro Crossing

Amongst the most famous New Zealand’s great walk: the Tongariro crossing is a tramping in the Tongariro National Park located in the middle of the North Island. The track start from the Mangatepopo Valley close to Whakapapa (pronounced “Fakapapa”) and finish to Ketetahi Car Park. The track runs between Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Tongariro, across the south crater, up on the left of the red crater (beautiful red and grey lava flow), down to the emerald lakes and along the blue lake. The last part is quiet long but not difficult as the path goes straight down.

Tongariro Crossing
Tongariro Crossing – 2009

This landscape pencil drawing is based on a photography desribing the Tongariro Crossing. I haven’t been able to depict the Emerald Lake on the left of the picture with a pencil. This drawing miss the colors of the lava, the lake, the sky, and the stones.

Tongariro Crossing
Mts Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, Tongariro – 2009

We have done this 20km walk this week end… one of my best short walk!

So beautiful New Zealand’s volcanoes, trekkings and landscapes… hope to be able once to depict how gorgeous they are!

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  1. March 28, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Nice pencil work! And I must have been at Tongariro just a couple of weeks after you were there. No views at all for much of our day (though I had been there before in blazing heat!) Here’s my bit about it, if you’re interested. Keep up the happy tramping. http://richardtulloch.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/the-worlds-greatest-one-day-hike/

    • frogncie
      April 7, 2010 at 11:52 pm

      Thanks for your comment… yes, it was a nice day for us! We were in the cloud at the beginning but the sun was back when we have started Ngauruhoe climbing.

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