Hello all, i am planning on treking kokoda in aug/sept 2014. I have an australian military history education show that i take to schools part time and also do some work helping legacy raise funds and awareness for our wounded diggers and families who have lost loved ones in the service of our country. In talking about the courage and endurance of our ww2 to kids, i have decided i need to get a small taste of what they went through. Glad to find this group.
Gday Shane. We will be on the track at a similar time. Planning to walk for a second time around July/August 2014 with a few of the same that walked on Trek 182 in 2006. I can't believe it will be 8 years when we leave to when we last tracked!
Anyways mate, hope you enjoy your build up.
Your question about what age is too young etc in another thread – it has been discussed before on this forum, maybe 3/4 years ago. I'm sure it would still be in the archives somewhere. We passed many local children on the track and they all seemed to skip and laugh their ways over the hills. Obviously not carrying much at all. In the end I guess it would be up to you.
Well done on making the decision to trek the famous Kokoda Track and well done also on your Legacy work. I'm sure your efforts will result in a huge appreciation of the hardships involved, but I doubt if we modern day trekkers will ever fully appreciate the conditions which our Australian Soldiers endured during that 6 month period between July and November 1942.