Great Walk Foundation - 11th Year
Diaries Diaries 2009

We started the final leg in pouring rain at Wentworth Falls.

We were joined by a number of friends of the Walk and we were all in a jovial mood, although tired, as we trekked down the mountain.  

Great surprise and joy was had as we passed the Pioneer Way Motor Inn at Faulconbridge where Dave Crossman and his friends had set up a Sausage Sizzle and more homemade soup on a very cold day.

Trekked into the Lapstone Hotel at about 4.00 p.m. as planned.

Thankyou to all those persons who were there to greet us and we celebrated long into the night.   It was a great way to finish the Walk.

The Picture Page Summary has pretty much every photo that we took.

 A care free start  Wallacia Pub bus proved a big help.
  John Benaud - a full brother to Richie.

 John Benaud - camera set to Full Zoom!


Crossy with his hot soup and camp fire made

for a great roadside stop on the  tough

Tarana to Lithgow leg.

The Mule - Mark Mulock and GWF Patron

actually enjoying a hard earned break

 Support along the track. Pit stop at Tarana pub.

They tried all things - GWF Patrons left to right

Mark Geyer, Rob Wearn, Jonathan Green


Jonathon Green - GWF Patron smiling, but

can't understand a word from the Welshman.


Rain? what rain?

 The dam wall -Lake Lyle

GWF Patron Jonathan Green in pain from

the toll of the walk- the Farrier will fix!



Friday Mt Victoria to Wentworth Falls  provided

the worst weather of the trip.


Good to get away from  the highway traffic.

If only briefly.


Rob Wearn (GWF Patron), Trent the Farrier,

and 'another' make it to the Grand View.

Rob Wearn  - GWF Patron (centre) enjoying

a rest after a hard days walking.


Paul Mulock

Trent the Farrier, his wonderful work kept  the

walking team going - and Trent walked too!


Almost there - even time to meet family and

more friends.

  Nice when it stops.

Brilliant work by Trent the farrier, made all the

difference to the trip.

  Donations gratefully received. 

 Don't forget to check the daily diaries.

Today was the worst of the weather that we have encounted since the commencement of the Great Walk.

We were joined today by Scott Ellem,Trever Hitchen, Ian Hix, Mathew Freeburn, Cameron McInnes and Steve Archer.

We all found it difficult walking out of Hartley Vale up Victoria pass to Mt Victoria.

However we all feel that we have now broken the back of the hardest part of the walk.

If nothing else - todays walk has confirmed that Jonathon Green has no Calves!

We set of tomorrow to Wentworth Falls

We are on schedule to finish at the Lapstone Hotel 4pm on Saturday see you all there.

Day 3Day 3 GWF

Great Walk Foundation would like to thank All Sponsors and Supporters

After a big first day where we trecked 42kms, the second day was thought to be a little less hectic (we were wrong)

Starting off from Tarana we were joined by local men Craig Sloane and Rob Raams, who also thought we were in for a less hectic day (they were very wrong)

Raamsy suffered fourth degree skin chaffing and Sloaney started like Usain Bolt and finished like Cliffy Young....

But today was a sad day. Tomorrow we farewell two VERY important members of our crew, Jimmy Small and Davey Crossman.

As they leave so does our 'heartbeat'. They will be sorely missed.

Mark Mulock has a very bad skin burn (soft) and missed the Donnibrook.

The rest of the walkers excelled and are eagerly awaiting tomorrows voyage to Mt Victoria.

Thanks to everyone who has helped us along the way.



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