Honorary Member Doug Leane crosses his last stile

Long-standing Friends Honorary Member, Doug Leane, died this week, aged 82.

He had been in poor health for the last few months, and died in hospital, following a turn at home.

He will be remembered by the Friends and walkers for his dedication and enthusiasm for maintenance of the section around the Warren/Hale Conservation Park, Mount Crawford and Freeman’s Hut.

He was also a very keen walker (until relatively recently).

For many years he took his team out every Thursday for maintenance and was often involved in helping other section leaders.

There are few huts along the Trail that do not have something of Doug’s handiwork in their maintenance or in their furnishings.

The Friends extend sincere sympathy to his family.

Kokoda 2009 Cancelled

Kokoda – The Return has been cancelled due to lack of participants.

Nevertheless, I plan to undertake the trek in June as part of one of BackTrack’s Team groups.

I would welcome others to join me and I can be contacted through the Friends office.

We are planning another Kokoda Trek in 2010

International Recognition

Well I never â Heysen Trail has international recognition –
Adventure Journey â The Extreme Travelerâs Handbook â picks 7 treksâ¦
7) Heysen Trail – Cape Jervis to the Parachilna Gorge, South Australia
6) Pacific Northwest Trail – Cape Alava, WA to Glacier National Park
5) Tarifa, Spain to the border of Switzerland
4) Nouakchott, Mauritania to Timbukto, Mali
3) San Carlos de Bariloche to Rio Gallegos, Argentina
2) Jammu > Srinagar > Leh > Shimla, India
1) North-south full traverse of Madagascar
See â

End 2 End 3

Kapunda Great Success.

What looked like a steamy weekend turned into a milder one, with some great walking, great people and some very good food.

As with all end of the year affairs, the weather can play a big part in messing up the best laid plans.

For those that wimped out, you can catch-up with E2E4 in 2010!!

Kokoda Information Night – Peregrine Travel

Come hear our Trek leader, Jim Drapes, talk about the Kokoda Track.
All your questions answered by someone who has walked Kokoda 13 times.
If you’re even slightly interested in doing the trek then this is a must.

  • When 6.00PM Thursday 30th October
  • Where Peregrine Travel, above Scout Outdoor Centre
    Call Monica at Peregrine Travel 08 8223 5905 to book a seat