Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Mike's Kokoda Track Diary



This is the diary of Mike Muskens, and his trek across the challenging Kokoda Trail.

Mike trekked the Kokoda Trail in August/September 2009, with Adventure Kokoda.

He was with a small group of only 5 trekkers, plus 1 trek leader and 16 porters.

The weather was mostly fine, with only one day of rain.

Mike was inspired to walk the trail by his grandfather - Staff Sergeant Walter (Watty) J Wilkins NGX421. Watty, throughout 1942, at the age of 37, was detached to the Commando's of Kanga Force to fight behind enemy lines in North East New Guinea. Like many diggers, he refused to talk of his experiences...




If this version is too long, have a look at the 'Condensed Book' version at Mike's website.


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