Audio Narrative and “Visual-Audio” essays document impressions for an immersive experience, almost like a conversation. Consequently, the listener becomes a participant in the act of discovery, the decision-making and the myriad emotions activated by long distance walking. Thanks to John Reamer and Associates for their generous support in the making of the Te Araroa essays and Peeps of the PCT series.

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The weather is wild in New Zealand ranging from hot days to storms with gale force winds.
In New Zealand, thousands of huts in the back country provide shelter for trampers.
New Zealand's North Island is slightly longer and more varied than the South on the Te Araroa.
The most important lesson I learned is if the weather is good, keep moving.
Blissful hangs up her hiking shoes for a paddle on the Whanganui River.
Good weather and good friends add up to one of the best birthdays in memory.
Rain is a constant companion on the Te Araroa causing anxiety until I learned to accept it.
I just happened to be passing through Auckland at Thanksgiving and have a lot to be grateful for.
Omra tells me that my subconscious needed this long walk to sort out the "big questions."
There is a lot of magic on a thru-hike when we have faith and juts let it happen.
The birds, people, and sound of my feet through water, mud and sand were the hiking conversation.
Legs like stilts on the Ninety-Mile Beach in the far, far north of New Zealand.
The start of the Te Araroa is a trial of sand, wind, rain and mud, but it's worth it.
After 36 hours of travel, I arrived in New Zealand and started hiking right away.
The great philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wants us to be wanderers, “though not as a traveler to a final destination: for this destination does not exist.”
If you arrive at a final destination, it’s a sign that you’ve set your sights too low.
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself.
It's said that people fear public speaking - and looking ridiculous - more than death.
I love my work as a classical music radio host, but I wanted to see what a long distance thru-hike would do to my body, mind and spirit so asked for a leave.
I love being a DJ, but wanted to experience a thru-hike before it was too late.
The "alicoop," a Tarptent Notch Li built for one.
In Silent-Film-style, the Blissful Hiker sets the "alicoop" and finally crawls in for a little shut eye.
On the northwestern tip of Wisconsin, where a peninsula of land like a unmanageable hair swirl juts into Lake Superior,
The sounds of the Northern English countryside are new to my ears.
one woman’s brave attempt to create a tranquil neighborhood
A convergence of ecosystems amidst a concrete jungle.
A solo late winter snowshoe in Wild Rover State Park introduces surprises in myriad foot prints.
Every day an adventure on Saint Paul’s streets
a bitterly cold day reminds me to savor the moment
beginner ice climber goes up  
me and Dvorak love public transit
-15 makes styrofoam snow