National Park, South Island,
Zealand (Jan. 2002)
One of the most spectacular sights in New
Zealand is 12,316-foot Mount Cook, named after Captain James Cook who, in
the 1700s, was the first person to explore New Zealand. I camped at
the base of Mt. Cook one night and the next morning hiked for a few hours
towards the peak. After a soggy first month in New Zealand, the weather was finally
starting to improve.