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Ascending The Pinnacles - in the Eye of the Storm!
Boots crunching, sticks prodding
Rivers roaring, bridges swinging
Fern fronds dripping, fantails peeping
Stone steps heaving, lungs gasping
School kids moaning, teacher pleading
Mist enveloping, felled kauri weeping
Pinnacles hiding, some despairing
Now descending, rain persisting
Water cascading, rock path slipping
Noses dripping, glasses misting
Tom tits fleeting, water rising
Dampness seeping, trousers clinging
Feet now squelching, Brad encouraging
Van appearing, walkers cheering
Kauaeranga Valley conquered!
Anne Manchester, March 21, 2012
Anne joined a Walking Legends group for a 4-day Coromandel Explorer Walk, which included this memorable climb to The Pinnacles. For info on this walk, plus other incredible NZ hiking tours, see: http://www.walkinglegends.com/walks/coromandel-explorer/
Thanks for sharing with us Anne!
Join a small group and experienced guide to explore the dramatic Coromandel on foot! Jagged mountain peaks, stunning coastal views, waterfalls, abandoned gold mines and glistening white sand beaches make this a uniquely “kiwi” walking holiday.