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A walk in the forest

Hanmer Springs

Canterbury

Samuel, 12

Trekking through the compressed trees panting as I go, persisting to get to the top of Conical Hill and see the world below. Swish as the wind echoes through the ghostly trees. Crunch goes the snapping sticks as I step on the cold, brown pine needles. Sweat drips down my face, I have arrived! A gush of water splashes my hair. Excitement, relief and adrenalin is what I feel. I can't wait for the way back down!

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