Sometimes when hiking there are blisters and rocks and killer bees. Other times there is epic scenery, cool people, and whisky. This is one of those times.
My intrepid hiking buddies and I decided spent New Years hiking around the remote Stewart Island. And, of course, drinking Scotch.
The Routeburn Track is one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks – outlined hiking routes famous for their epic scenery. In November, three intrepid friends and I conquered it.