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Talbot on second leg of Creative Trail Walk

Friday February 22, 2019 Written by Published in Local
James Talbot at Twizel town. 19022101 James Talbot at Twizel town. 19022101

James Talbot is on his second major leg of the Creative Trail Walk as he pursues his aim to raise $300,000 for the Creative Centre in Rarotonga.

 

 

Talbot is walking the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand which is 3200 kilometres.

On Day 25 of his journal,

Talbot departed Twizel town in the morning and followed the Alps to Ocean Bike Track and walked to Lake Pukaki and

the Salmon Café.

He walked 10.6 kilometres.

He walked about 1 kilometre up the road to a safe hitching area and met a man, Andrew who picked him and dropped him off at the backpackers.

“These Southerners are so kind. So Tekapo is my second major leg with a planned rest day tomorrow (yesterday).

“The plan was to hit the trail on Saturday to Camp stream hut 1200metres then Sunday cross the highest point on the trail "Stag Saddle" at 1925metres and find a campsite below the bush line.

He said on Monday he would then walk to Peel Forest campsite, then to Geraldine on Tuesday for his next resupply.

“Well the forecast for Saturday and Sunday is snow down to 1000metres with heavy falls above 1400 metres. This is due to the cyclone hitting the North Island, its drawing up the southerlies and spitting out some nasty weather.

“Tekapo is forecasted for a one degree low ... imagine how cold it would be up the mountain.”

Talbot said he is not leaving Tekapo until Monday as it is forecasted to be fine weather.

“Have explored Tekapo today and bought some extra food to hopefully cover me for the extra time I'm here ... the Four Squares aren't cheap but that's all you have to work with.

“One cool little detail is the road that Tailor-made backpackers is on is Aorangi Cres ... haha! Tupapa, my village.”

 

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