Big model of the volcano range that holds …. MOUNT DOOM! Dah daa daaaaaa… That we’re heading up tomorrow. (Gasp!) Good job a have Gandalf with me. It’s a 20k jaunt to cross the range. Hobbits only have little legs, so I may need a piggy back.
At last there’s a break in the weather forecast for tomorrow, just planning which volcano we’d like to climb on this here scale model. The official trail, which we haven’t been on for soooo long.. passes through these parts and takes in the The Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We’ve decided to add to that an ascent of Mount Ngauruhoe, the volcano in the middle that Nicky’s pointing at (which was used as Mt. Doom in Lord of the Rings, much to Nicky’s delight).