Auckland Baptist Tramping Club

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On a very wet Saturday morning with forecast for some heavy showers passing through the Waikato during the day, there was a discussion on whether we should do an alternative hike. We decided to go ahead and despite the heavy rain driving there, our prayers were answered  as we started in very light drizzle and then fine weather. Tirohanga Track: The track started from Corcoran Road, climbed to Ruapane then traversed an undulating ridge on uneven ground before passing Tirohanga Bluff, a pinnacle of hard lava signifying its volcanic origins. The track then descended and climbed before reaching the Pirongia summit.

The devotions was taken from "Word for Today" which was a part of a series of how to win life's battles and started off: thank God in advance. Imagine standing on a mountaintop looking across a valley towards a mountain on the other side. And so was a suitable devotion while sitting at the top of Mt Pirongia.

THE GROUP: Paul Campbell (leader), Des Leighton, Mark Gibson, Paul Ungemuth, Ruth Ungemuth, Warren Bird, David Walker, Barry Morgan, Dale Meason, Lauren  Burrnet, Sheryl Duffy-York