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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:51 pm 
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Ojibwa, this is a fascinating topic. I started a new thread so it would be more visible to the forum and we could all get into it. viewtopic.php?f=19&t=27545 I'm looking forward to your insights, especially since my very first exposure to world religions was an extensive course of study into the 400+ First Peoples within the 48 contiguous states.

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I live for the outdoors! Running was my initial passion, can't beat an hour of running in the pitch black and then being out there amongst all of the wildlife as the sun is coming up 8)

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Gorgeous photos, Mini Forklift, thanks so much for posting! I hear New Zealand is breathtaking.

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Gorgeous photos, Mini Forklift, thanks so much for posting! I hear New Zealand is breathtaking.

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Thanks, yep it's a stunning country that's for sure! I'm in Chrstchurch so we're struggling through all of the earthquakes right now but we'll get there.

Great thread btw :D

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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
I'm in Chrstchurch so we're struggling through all of the earthquakes right now


Earthquakes?! Cool! I mean, in the geologic sense, not in the screaming and running sense. I've included earthquakes in my To Do List. http://allthoughtsworkoutdoors.wordpres ... bout-anna/

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Yeah, well ours are mostly screaming and running ones that topple buildings.

Come here for a holiday, sounds like you will love it !!

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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Yeah, well ours are mostly screaming and running ones that topple buildings.

Come here for a holiday, sounds like you will love it !!


Wow. Well, I hope that you are safe and well and are able to be of assistance to those you care about. Which fault line let loose? Did they tell you on the news? Any footage you can direct me to? What Richter Scale was it? I see a 7.3 on the map today:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ ... tralia.php
http://www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/getQua ... Id=3166683

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love your blog photos...and I am/was an outdoorsy girl. Life the past few has brought me in more, but out whenever possible. Have hiked Whitney, love Yosemite and up until 3 yrs ago when I had to quit running, ...I ran in a canyon ( I call it MY Canyon...have tons of pics)...or on the beach 6 days a week for I can't tell you how many year...20 maybe.. The gym is a new thing for me, but like a fish..I have adapted to my water. your blog photos rock!


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I am planning on backpacking around NZ this spring - your fall. I am so excited about it! Anywhere that should be on my do not miss list??


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your blog photos rock!


Thanks! I love telling a story and the photos help you feel it. Right now, a couple weightlifting buddies of mine are feeling Mt. Hood on snowshoes and I'm steeped in longing. Think I'll go for a walk in the windy sunshine to distract myself.

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My dream is to canoe down the Amazon river. It can be done in about 200 days, and all things included(bugs, rain, possible and likely illness) it would be heaven. The only down side to living in Canada is that during the winter, unless you are equipped to the tits it is very hard to go on any serious outdoor adventure. Don't get me wrong if I could afford everything I would but for some reason being healthy tends to make all my money disappear. Besides canoeing many of the eastern national parks in Canada I have hiked a lot of Yellowstone and some volcanoes in Ecuador. In the summer I work at a summer camp in the Laurentian Mountains which is my favorite part of the year due to the 30 second water, forest and mountain access.


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Baby Hercules wrote:
Wow. Well, I hope that you are safe and well and are able to be of assistance to those you care about. Which fault line let loose? Did they tell you on the news? Any footage you can direct me to? What Richter Scale was it? I see a 7.3 on the map today:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ ... tralia.php
http://www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/getQua ... Id=3166683

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Our first one was September 2010, which was a 7.1 and surprisingly killed nobody.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Christchurch_earthquake

Then the big one was a 6.3 in February of this year which killed 185 people and brought down the CTV building that I used to work in every week - that spooked me for a long time. I lost about 20 of my good friends from there.

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Was simply the case of the quake happening a day before I was due to record in there, but I still feel guilty every day that I'm here and so many people are not.

We are getting through it, my family is one of the lucky ones. We didn't lose our house (it has about $70k of damage), but we have had over 10,000 aftershocks since the initial quake. Sometimes you wonder when it's all going to finish !! :shock:

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I am planning on backpacking around NZ this spring - your fall. I am so excited about it! Anywhere that should be on my do not miss list??

South Island is definately greener than the North ~ the West Coast is stunning.

Queenstown and Fjordland is a must see, I'd also include places like Franz Josef Glacier and the Coramandel (top east of North Island). I'm on the East Coast of the South Island in Christchurch, so if you're passing through please feel to give me a yell and I'll feed you up before you move through :popcorn:

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It's spring in Portland, Oregon. The rhododendrons are turning into giant balls of color, the hummingbirds are sex-crazy, and the air is so moist and sweet you could pour it over pancakes. I'm doing such intense gardening that I'm sore without even working out. I'm dreaming of new hiking boots, fresh strawberries from my backyard, and the trail to Elk Cove on Mount Hood. Saving that for October.

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New Zealand is beautiful. I'm a born and raised kiwi and just moved to California last year. Like Mini Forklift said, the earthquake was horrendous and I had a lot of family there that were affected by it. I'm from Auckland, so I can probably speak to the North Island more... Milford Sound/Fjordland is amazing so definitely get down there as well as Queenstown. The far north isn't to be overlooked either especially up around Doubtless Bay/Karikari Peninsula. There are heaps of amazing beaches, and I appreciate them so much more now that I don't see them! California beaches have been very different so far. Vegan food is much cheaper and easier to find here though, so I'm enjoying CA heaps. The absence of rain doesn't hurt either!

Let us know when you're planning out your NZ trip and I'm sure we can help you out! We talk funny too, so I'm sure we can help translate as well.


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