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Trek 1078 - Trek Completed


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#1 Boss Meri

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:20 PM

Exciting day today as our first trek for 2017 headed out from Owers' Corner. Trek 1078 got away around 6:30am this morning and tonight find themselves at Ua'Ule Creek. Trekkers in this group include:
  • Craig Bradley
  • Wayne Mosch
  • Michael Leonard
Apparently the heavens opened up so they have already experienced some rain! Today everything went well it seems and trekkers are enjoying putting one foot after another as they make their way to Kokoda.

Bring on 2017

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:59 PM

Trekkers had a tough day today and only reached Nauro Village around 6:30pm tonight. Apparently they moved slowly today due to some sore knees. Hopefully some rest tonight will do them a world of good and tomorrow they have a short day to Menari so time to recover.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:08 PM

This trek have stopped for the night at Menari Village. Trekkers and porters continue to do ok. Tomorrow will be a tough day as they have ahead of them Brigade Hill. Hopefully their knees recovered a little today. Its wet and slippery I have been informed so no doubt they are being very careful as they continue along the Kokoda Trail.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:04 PM

Arnold Jinga just called to say they are now at Efogi the half way point. He added, the worst trek he has ever been on. No, he is not talking about the trekkers, all good there, just the conditions. Its wet; the track has overgrown during the off season; bridges have been washed away etc. Today the walk should have taken 4 hours but it took 8 hours to walk from Menari to Efogi. He added that these three guys are toughing it out just like them but the going is tough! Trekkers were keen to hear the NRL score, Sea Eagles vs Eels. Hope they were not fans of the Sea Eagles!

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 07:00 PM

Trekkers have now reached Templeton's Crossing. They now have a dry track and are making good progress. Seems they have had the Kokoda Trail to themselves as they make their way towards the finish line. Tomorrow they plan on heading to Isurava Village for the night. No talk about sore knees so trekkers have bounced back and doing well.

Apparently they went for a was in the creek but soon got out saying it was to COLD.

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:10 PM

Received a sat phone call around 6pm to say they have now reached Isurava Village so all good and heading for the finish line. Its a dry track at the opposite end of their trek so now making good progress. Tomorrow they will head to Kovelo for the night before walking off the track and under the archway in Kokoda on Sunday morning.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 08:11 AM

Last night trekkers spent the night at Hoi Village as they wanted to swim in the creek.  Picture them this morning as they make their way to the finish line at the Kokoda Archway.  Later they will visit the Kokoda War Museum area before making their way down to Popondetta for the night.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 08:45 AM

Congratulations are in order as trekkers have now completed their trek and are presently in a vehicle heading for Popondetta.  Well done guys from all of us here at Kokoda Trekking.

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