Apr 07

Where on the Planet?


Our local newspaper, the Telluride Daily Planet, has a special section that they call “Where on the Planet?” The newspaper invites readers to photograph themselves while reading the The Planet in fun places across the globe. During the last few years, we’ve seen people reading the our newspaper while skydiving in Italy, touring the Taj Mahal, sunbathing in Antarctica, and more.

We have a similar thing going here at Ryder-Walker. Our guests occasionally photograph themselves with Ryder-Walker memorabilia in fun places around the world.

The latest photographs come from Aubrey Whitear, our friend, guest, and unofficial advisor for the Southern Hemisphere.

Aubrey writes, “Thought you guys might like to see a few photos from our recent treks on the Able Tasman and Queen Charlotte tracks in New Zealand.

In Ryder Walker style we felt obliged to rename them the Able Tasman Seaside Stroll and the Queen Charlotte Ridge Ramble. The Able Tasman is a very pleasant coastal walk of about 50 km involving some beach walking, small uphills and estuary crossings.”



He adds, “The QC is a bit more serious – 71 km over four days with some decent climbs, around 800 metres in aggregate on the third day. Much of the time on the QC you could believe you were among the Swiss lakes. Anyhow, I’m claiming this as the furthest outpost trekked by a Ryder Walker cap! Now I’m looking forward to August!”

Aubrey claimed New Zealand as the farthest outpost trekked by a Ryder-Walker cap. Can anyone out there lay claim to something further?

Thanks Aubrey! These are great photos. That beach looks really nice following last week’s snowstorm.

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