Tabubil en route to Bak (2001)

En route to Oksapmin in 2001, Indigo, Josh, Cliff and I stopped in Tabubil, a town linked to the development of the Ok Tedi mine (about 80 km from the Oksapmin area through very rugged terrain). To my astonishment, in Tabubil, we met up with friends and acquaintances from my 1978 and 1980 Oksapmin trips; they'd traveled to Tabubil to find work. The picture is the June Tabubil reunion with friends before moving on to the Oksapmin area.