May 6, 2009

The Money Shot

Posted in hiking, new zealand, vacation, volcanoes at 8:53 pm by berzerkeleyan

The Money Shot, originally uploaded by Out and Aboot the World.

Mount Ngauruhoe, New Zealand, taken March 26, 2009, halfway through the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, 1750m (5741ft) above sea level. You can see the trail we took at the base of the mountain, as well as Mount Taranaki in the background to the right..

Mount Ngauruhoe is considered a young volcano, with a fairly recent history of eruptions. The last one was in 1975. But its neighbors have erupted as recently as 2007. Since I hiked the trail at the end of the New Zealand summer, the mountain is devoid of snow. But during the winter, it is completely covered in white powder.


  1. Rachel Kenny said,

    Pretty Pretty pic Manny! Where are all the drunk ones…or the “couply” ones of U and Stuie :)

    I also love this font…is that sad? :)
    We miss you in Aotearoa!
    Kia ora

    Mindy x

    • Stu refuses to release the bar photos to me. It is therefore likely that his rendition of “Champagne Supernova” — as sung by Harvey Fierstein — will never been seen by anyone outside of Molly Malones that one fateful night.

      Miss you too!

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