Trail Stories: 2011-2012
Philippa Daley and Madeleine Linke
Madeleine Linke and Philippa Daley were the the only female 'team' to complete the Te Araroa trail on the 2011/12 season. Independently they had planned to walk the trail alone but met by chance on the second day and ended up walking together for the next five months. Madeleine had just turned 19 and Philippa was twenty years her senior it was an unlikely combination but their adventure was enriched by youth, experience and friendship.