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Spirit to the Stone
Spirit to the Stone

This story begins with a stranger, a lost map born of gold lust, and a knock on a heavy wooden door...

Stretching between the West Coast's Buller and Mokihinui Rivers, the Old Ghost Road is the most ambitious trail-building project New Zealand has seen for generations – creating the country's longest single-track through some of its most rugged wilderness.

The challenges of building the 85-kilometre trail were as epic as the terrain it traverses, with everything from landslides to cash crises, and even a proposed hydro-dam threatening to bury the dream alive. But when forced to abandon the route originally planned – but never completed – by 1880s gold miners, the trail builders' mettle would be tested to its limits and reward them with the ultimate prize.

A story of true grit and persistence, yes, but more than that this story speaks to one of the most compelling facets of Kiwi spirit, the refusal to view something as 'impossible'. - Vicki Woolley, Kiwi Trail Runner

Price: $35.00

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