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Trek 923 - Trek Completed


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#1 Boss Meri

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:35 PM

Trek 923.  Maureen Wilkinson was the first to arrive when she had us up bright and early on the morning of the 15th having touched down at 5am on a night flight from Singapore.  Whilst Maureen caught up on some sleep other trekkers made their way to Port Moresby.

Mid afternoon the others in her group arrived and it was decided to pick them up at 4:30 to take them to the Royal Papua Yacht Club.

Despite the rain, this went ahead as planned and trekkers were dropped off with a promise to pick them up at 8pm to return them to their accommodation in readiness of a trek briefing and an early night due to their departure today to Kokoda.

This morning trekkers were at the airport to book in at 7am and were on the flight not long after 8am.  After a short break for morning tea in Kokoda, trekkers walked up to the Kokoda Station to look around the museum area before commencing their trek.

Around 11:30am they walked through the Kokoda Archway and on to the track making Kovelo Village before 1pm and their final destination of Hoi Village an hour or so later.

Apparently it was a hot day in Kokoda and trekkers felt the heat as they made their way up the track.

Trekkers in this group include:
  • Dennis Briggs
  • Linda Briggs
  • Maureen Wilkinson
  • Glenn Bell
  • Terence Bell
  • Matt Henderson

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#2 Boss Meri

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:39 PM

Trekkers have now reached Isurava Memorial where they will spend the night. Have spoken to both their guides and they said everyone is doing well. Tonight they are camped with another trekking company with boys also from the Kokoda end of the track.

Tomorrow plan a) is to head down to Eora Creek, plan b) is to stop at Templeton's II.  With a lot of traffic on the track, they need to plan carefully where they will pull up for the night.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:16 PM

Trekkers reached 1900/Myola Junction around 1pm and have decided to push on to Naduri Village (pic below) and then if everyone is going ok, continue on to Efogi the half way point. No-one is struggling they are all doing ok it seems. Last night was spent at Eora Creek.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 07:13 PM

Wayne just phoned in from Efogi reporting on behalf of both treks to say they had a big day but both treks arrived ok into the half way point.  Apparently yesterday they moved on from Eora Creek and ended up camping at Templeton's Crossing.  He said it was cramped with other trekking companies sharing the same area so him and Horace made a decision to push on today to Efogi with wide open spaces for them to spread out.  Tonight they are in Landy Noel's guesthouse.

Perhaps right now they are sitting where these past trekkers sat when they stayed in Efogi.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:06 PM

Trekkers were on the move this morning from Menari.  I have not heard from the track today but the GPS is showing them in the area of Naoro Village at 2pm this afternoon.  As soon as one of the guides contacts me I will be able to post their definite position on the track. No doubt by now they will be getting excited knowing after tonight only two more sleeps on the track before they walk off at Owers' Corner on the morning of the 24th April.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:16 PM

We have heard from the track. Both treks spent the night at Naoro and today were on the move heading to Ua'Ule Creek for the night. According to our staff, all trekkers both both groups are doing well. After their tough walk on the Maguli Range, they will head to Ioribaiwa Village (pic below) before heading down to Ua'Ule Creek. They are now perfectly positioned as planned to walk off the track on the 24th April.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:52 PM

Congratulations to trekkers as they walked off the track this afternoon at Owers' Corner. Tomorrow they will be picked up and will make their way down off the mountain from Sogeri along snake road before reaching Port Moresby.

Well done everyone.

Picture them crossing Goldie River earlier today as they made their way to the finish line and walk under the archway at Owers' Corner.

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