A good friend of mine asked me if I'd like to complete the Hillary Trail with him. It's 80km through the Waitakere Ranges starting at the Arataki Visitors Center and ending in Muriwai stopping off at Whatipu, Karekare, Piha and Bethells along the way. After a moment of hesitation, I love adventures but don't think I'm ready for the overnight tramping experience just yet, he mentioned we'd break it up over a few days. Yes, this sounds much more achievable.
So on Sunday, November 6th, we set out after lunch and started the first section of the Hillary Trail which is guess-timated to take 4-5hours. We did it in 3. Just saying.
Section 1: Arataki to Huia
Just another health and fitness professional putting in their 2 cents. 2 cents may be all you need one day.