Crisp morning hike, a few people ahead of us on the trail, no one behind…yet. that sentence just about encapsulates our experience in new zealand. dozens of hikes, often alone, with countless places left to discover. and like the himalayas, the andes, or the north american rockies, a land of incredible contrasts, brilliant light, deep shadows and clean air. yeah, the air...after our time in nz i remember going away reminding myself how good it feels to just breathe the air.