Today I walked through Tongariro National Park, otherwise known as Mordor because this is where that location in the Lord of The Rings movies was filmed. I walked the Tongariro Track, which is a 12 mile walk through this park. Included was a walk on the slopes of Mt. Ngauruhoe, featured in the LOTR movies as Mt. Doom. However I didn’t summit that mountain.
The hike took about 6 hours to complete and was quite steep both uphill and downhill. Needless to say I am quite tired, and don’t feel like typing this blog anymore tonight. So, here are the pictures: