It’s Saturday morning, April, autumn quietly deepening in the southern latitude. In New Zealand’s high alpine, the wind is swaying the tussock into rolling waves of grass that glint like strands of copper in the sun.
This striking image replays itself at least weekly for Magellan and me, reviving the memory of our day on the Kepler Track. And this weekend seems like a good time to share that experience. Runners have just completed the 2015 ASICS Kepler Challenge, a 60 kilometre marathon—and its sister race, the Luxmore Grunt, which covers the 27.6 kilometres we hiked.