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I'm having some time off as the Main Organiser/ Hiking Guide on Feet First

From: Stephen F
Sent on: Friday, July 1, 2016 12:23 AM

Hello Everyone in Feet First !

Trust you are keeping well and getting regular exercise if not with our group, then with other meet up walking groups here in Auckland. There are a few new ones, and they offer Saturday hiking trips too.

Did you know there are about 6 hiking groups to choose from most weekends ?  As well as 600 plus other Meet Up groups here in Auckland , and growing every week,  there's an interesting bunch to choose from . And Feet First main has been going since 2010.

While the sun may not shine as much in the winter months, it's been a busy first half of 2016 especially the last past few months now that winter is upon us..thanks to merino wool and other modern fabrics ...  with hiking on most weekends... it's been good meeting many of you,  and we've  also had that long weekend away in Te Aroha,  , plus looking at the many photographs from past events, ,  I feel really proud to be part of an active online hiking group.

Like everything in life though, there are times when we all need a break for various reasons, or new life events , and so for the next month...maybe two, and depending on the universe. Or  whether the gods are generous to me, I'm going to be standing down from Feet First as your main organiser/ hiking leader, and passing on the events to you or others I have a few changes happening around me at the moment.

I'm having to find a new home to live in and rent , as I've been given notice on the place I'm in now in Mt Wellington , and I need to be out by the end of August. Ideally I'd like to live on my own still , but if you were wanting me to share a home with you, or have space for me somewhere and my own furniture etc, please contact me. I'd appreciate anything central Auckland or maybe One Tree Hill areas.

As a cleaning contractor I also work some evenings so I'm going to have to set aside weekends now to hunt for rentals on Trade Me, and eventually pack and shift etc ,and maybe have a garage sale ... so not the best thing to do in winter, however a necessary when its comes to renting here in Auckland . Hopefully though, it will all go smoothly.

Meanwhile  in terms of future Feet First Hiking Events for July and August,  some hikes will be run by other people such as my new leader Helen K , who has a lot of experience with hiking,  and done heaps with Feet First, maybe Mike K, my assistant will lead sometime ...But maybe you could help ?  If  you are an experienced regular active hiker with this group , would you consider helping  ?

If you'd like to  run a hiking event, please contact me.  You need to walk the area first etc and then be involved with the organising .  Any help would really be appreciated if you have the time over the next few months for running activities big or small weekends or during the week .

Coming up when I return is overnight weekend camping trips and some new places to hike in.   I'm sure there will be plenty of muddy tracks to explore and we'll do some night hikes .

Thanks for reading this and keep in touch.

Happy Hiking .

Kind Regards - Stephen F.

Main Organiser/ Founder of Feet First  (2010).


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