Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tales From the Kokoda Track

As mentioned in a previous post at Between Keyboard and Chair I became interested in the Kokoda Track in Papau New Guinea when I learned that an on-line Australian friend, Ange Recchia, planned to make a trek along this dangerous 96Km trail. Well, Ange has finally returned to Australia and documented her experience. It makes a fascinating read and I'd strongly suggest that you drop by her site and follow Ange as she hikes through the Owen Stanley Range along the Kokoda Track.
  1. My Excellent Kokoda Adventure Part 1
    Ange arrives in Port Moresby, PGN. Flies to Kokoda Village. Hikes with her group to the first camp site at Deniki.

  2. My Excellent Kokoda Adventure Part 2
    Days 2 and 3 follow the climb to Templeton's Crossing & Eora Creek. Ange introduces her guide, Armstrong.

  3. My Excellent Kokoda Adventure Part 3
    Days 4 and 5 describe the terrain, the mud and the sleeping quaters.

  4. My Excellent Kokoda Adventure Part 4
    Day 6 The disaster that ended Ange's trek.
And for those who are interested here are some of the original sketch maps that were used by the Australian troops on the Kokoda Track in 1942.

And that's it for now from Between Keyboard and Chair.