Living on the Kapiti Coast we are fortunate to have marvelous tramping country at our backdoor. Otaki Forks, the gateway to the Tararua Ranges is just 45 minutes from home. But the Tararuas can be deceiving and often claim the lives of unprepared or unlucky trampers. Here are some photos from two recent walks: the Northern Crossing and the Southern Crossing. We walked the Northern Crossing during Christmas and in four days saw just five people!