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- 16/04/2013 at 3:40 pm #94054
This morning we met up with this group at the airport when they arrived in from Lolodat Dive Resort with the exception of two trekkers who stayed at the Holiday Inn. The guide for this trek is Shane Thomas. Trekkers in this group include :
[*]Darren and Nathaniel Willoughby
[*]Gabrielle Kiely16/04/2013 at 3:41 pm #106316
It was soon time for our 2nd Anzac trek to head off down towards Goldie River. A Group Photograph was taken below before they set off.
Trekkers have reached Goodwater Campsite this afternoon and the group as a whole are doing well.
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Trekkers lined up with their personal porters, the first off the ranks was Gabrielle Kiely seen here with Webber Okove.
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Father & son combination of Darren and Nathaniel Willoughby. Last night Darren requested a personal porter so a guy by the name of Jackie from Sairope Village near Kokoda walked in from Owers' Corner to catch up with the group and carry his backpack.
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John Parker seen here with his personal porter, Ivan Semi. Ivan is such a happy guy and always smiling so I know John is going to enjoy walking with him.
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In 2012, the guy seen here in the middle of his two trekkers, Charelle Byrne and Masa Music, won our Kokoda Challenge Race in a little over 18 hours from Kokoda to Owers' Corner. His name is Ramsy Idau and he is not only fit but remains one of our best personal porters who walks often.
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If you are following this trek please visit our Trek Trakka section to see trek progress at the following URL : http://www.kokodatrail.com.au/trakka.html?tripid=KTR02-13-00317/04/2013 at 11:58 am #106430
Both of our treks, 847 & 877 have now reached Ioribaiwa Village where they will spend the night. Shane phoned in around 6pm to say they had all reached the village and that everyone was ok and doing well. Mark in Arnold's trek requested a personal porter who has now caught up with the group. Tomorrow the group have a tough climb ahead of them as they head up Maguli Range and pass through Naoro Village then down to Agulogo for the night.
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Trekkers have now reached Agulogo where they are camped for the night. Shane phoned up today from Maguli Range and again at Agulogo to say they were all doing ok and that tomorrow the plan is to reach Efogi the half way point.
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Trekkers have now reached the half way point of Efogi where they have restocked with food flown in earlier this week on a private charter.
Shane said everyone was ok and had done well which is great news. Tomorrow they will head off to 1900/Myola Junction to spend the night.
Apparently its been raining quite heavy yesterday and today so making the conditions a little tougher.
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Trekkers have now reached 1900/Myola Junction campsite area which they are sharing with our other trek 877 heading in the same direction. One other trekking company are at the same campsite.
Tomorrow they will head down to Eora Creek.
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Trekkers have now reached Isurava Village where they are spending their last night on the track. Tomorrow they will walk out into Kokoda and no doubt will be pretty pleased with themselves.
Earlier today they passed through Isurava Memorial before heading down to Isurava Village for the night. Isurava is always the highlight of a trek so no doubt today trekkers were blown away when they walked around the corner from Alola into this area as besides the history of what happened there, the placement of the monument has such beautiful views.
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Isurava (7) 640×480.JPG23/04/2013 at 12:14 pm #106564
Congratulations are in order as this trek walked off the trail into Kokoda earlier today. At the present time they are at our base in Kokoda relaxing before resting tonight and flying back to Port Moresby tomorrow.
Well done everyone from all of us here at Kokoda Trekking.
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