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by bloke99
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Fast Franklin Trip
Replies: 0
Views: 853

Fast Franklin Trip

Franklin River packrafting speed record attempt with Klaus and the Pedro boys The Tasmanian summer of 2016 was one of the driest on record. There was a strong El Nino and bushfires burnt parts of the alpine zone that had never burned since the glaciers had retreated at the end of the ice age and pl...
by bloke99
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Trip Report - Weld River (and Anne, Snake Rivers) Tasmania
Replies: 2
Views: 1608

Trip Report - Weld River (and Anne, Snake Rivers) Tasmania

Weld (also Anne and Snake) river packrafting trips Jarrah had tried to packraft the Weld River three times before, but water levels, a shoulder dislocation and other events had got in the way. Nic, Sharee and I went with him on attempt four. We thought it would be too low, but set off from Hobart at...
by bloke99
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Trip report - Heazlewood - Whyte - Pieman rivers, Tasmania
Replies: 2
Views: 1422

Trip report - Heazlewood - Whyte - Pieman rivers, Tasmania

Whyte, Heazlewood and Pieman rivers gold*, trout and exploration trip James said that the biggest gold nugget from Tasmania was found near the junction of the Whyte and Rocky rivers. Gold is pretty exciting and the area looked good on maps. I could only find one record of a previous trip online, whe...
by bloke99
Mon May 27, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Trip Report - Denison River via Algonkian Peak, Tasmania
Replies: 3
Views: 3689

Re: Trip Report - Denison River via Algonkian Peak, Tasmania

Hi John, Thanks for the reply and I'm glad you liked this report and the Picton one. I've really enjoyed your trip accounts/videos from the Gordon Gorge and the Maxwell too. I am still really keen on the Murchison and hope to do a few different rivers around Tassie in coming years. We're very lucky ...
by bloke99
Sun May 26, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Trip Report - Denison River via Algonkian Peak, Tasmania
Replies: 3
Views: 3689

Trip Report - Denison River via Algonkian Peak, Tasmania

The wrong way to get to the Denison River. October 2012. Andrew Stirling, Bruce Deagle, Joel Pedro, Klaus Meiners and Simon Jarman Everyone who does the Denison River seems to like it. It is remote, beautiful and has only moderate difficulties once you are on the water. We wanted to try it too. The ...
by bloke99
Thu May 23, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Trip Report - Upper Picton to Farmhouse Creek, Tasmania
Replies: 4
Views: 3172

Re: Trip Report - Upper Picton to Farmhouse Creek

Hi Mark, Another option worth considering is to walk up the river left from Farmhouse Creek. There is a disused logging road that leads on over the other side of Farmhouse Creek and beyond that most of the river banks are walkable even in the gorge sections, where there are level-ish rock slabs that...
by bloke99
Tue May 21, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Trip Report - Upper Picton to Farmhouse Creek, Tasmania
Replies: 4
Views: 3172

Trip Report - Upper Picton to Farmhouse Creek, Tasmania

Sticks and Stones - a trip down the upper Picton to Farmhouse Creek. The Picton is probably the best local river if you live in Hobart. Great for daytrips, not very hard at low levels, but interesting enough for non-experts at higher levels. Two sections of about 10 km, allowing options on trip leng...