Waihohonu Hut

Waihohonu Hut walk, helenblairsart

My family and I had another tramp up to the Waihohonu Hut off Dessert Road into the Tongariro National Park. We had our packs on and enough food to stay a couple of nights. The  weather was nice and sunny and it only took us one and a half hours to get there. The hut […]

Ruapehu Art Treck

Mt Ruapaehu, helenblairsart

Had a great treck up the Waihohonu Track at the base of Mt Ruapehu. Took my easel and paints with me and managed to get a quick painting done. The light was changing very quickly and the mountain clouds cleared for a short time enough for me to get it down. I ended up finishing […]

Tongariro National Park Treck

Mountain Blizzard, helenblairsart

The Blizzard.   This Easter weekend my family and myself went on a 3 day treck around Mt Ngaurahoe . There were 9 of us altogether. It took a bit to organise  all the gear but was worth the effort. We decided because of the bad weather predicted  4 of us would take a shorter […]