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by Darren
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo River NSW
Replies: 15
Views: 7962

Re: Colo River NSW

:) Times have changed I guess. Lilo's were the old packrafts back in the day. Dave Noble and friends were doing extended lilo trips back in the early 70's that would put us all to shame these days! (Dave has a great site with many pics....Google....) The world of mollycoddling and litigation has cha...
by Darren
Fri May 20, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This video makes packrafting look sooooo safe
Replies: 2
Views: 1648

Re: This video makes packrafting look sooooo safe

Crazy stuff Steve....I'd love to give it crack though. :)
by Darren
Thu May 05, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Urban Rafting
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

Re: Urban Rafting

Thought you might get a chuckle out of this one Steve. :)
by Darren
Wed May 04, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Urban Rafting
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

Urban Rafting

Had some fun running a section of a local creek recently. Lots Whacky fun....

http://djm74.blogspot.com/2011/05/urban-rafting.html
by Darren
Sun May 01, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Another Colo River trip, NSW
Replies: 9
Views: 5572

Re: Another Colo River trip, NSW

You're right Nicholas, the river hit around 10m in early December. I saw the same evidence you described in January when I came through...debris high up in the trees etc. When the river was up I paddled the lower section at 7.5m from Upper Colo to the Putty bridge. I would hate to have been upstream...
by Darren
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Another Colo River trip, NSW
Replies: 9
Views: 5572

Re: Another Colo River trip, NSW

Well done Ross! Thumbs up for the paddle too, tough going with one of those badboys!
by Darren
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo River NSW
Replies: 15
Views: 7962

Re: Colo River NSW

Hi Ross, Yes, sorry for straying off the path mate, that's the one in the trip report.(Canoe creek to Bob Turners) 3 days will give you plenty of time to enjoy it. I originally planned for two days but excitement took over and with an early start (8.30ish on the water) I paddled solidly all day. I m...
by Darren
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo River NSW
Replies: 15
Views: 7962

Re: Colo River NSW

Thanks Steve, glad to hear they had a good trip. 2 days would definitely be the norm....It was a reasonable push for a day trip that's for sure. :) Sorry for hijacking the thread Ross. I'd like to try your variation in higher water. (But not too high) I've been thinking about organising a rubbish ru...
by Darren
Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo River NSW
Replies: 15
Views: 7962

Re: Colo River NSW

Fishdejour wrote:Nice work Ross, a few of the Sydney Packrafters are doing that trip now, great report.


Steve
Hopefully we'll see a TR. Any word on how it went Steve? 20mm around the Sydney region on Saturday barely made a dent in the Upper Colo gauge!
by Darren
Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo River NSW
Replies: 15
Views: 7962

Re: Colo River NSW

Nice work mate! Great little adventure.

Thanks for posting the river height data and conditions too.
by Darren
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Glenbrook creek
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

Re: Glenbrook creek

Ah yes of course...The flood shots. I thought they had been post edited. Love the shot of Banjo!
by Darren
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Glenbrook creek
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

Re: Glenbrook creek

Fishdejour wrote:Looks like it would be a fun little trip with a big gush. G4 is my upper limit I think.

Steve


:) It was a bit of a joke really but enthusiasm took over. I'm really keen to run it with some water. Have you got the new camera yet?
by Darren
Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Glenbrook creek
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

Glenbrook creek

I had half a day to squeeze in a recce on Glenbrook creek yesterday. Knowing the water level was junk didn't really matter as I wanted to check the setup.
Bit of a ramble here - http://djm74.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html
by Darren
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Earlier in summer
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Re: Earlier in summer

Nice camera choice, I have an older G9 which I love. First time I took it out, I fell off a rock ledge and the camera took the full force when I landed head first at the bottom. It still has the deep gouge marks in the body but works perfectly. Very robust camera.
by Darren
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Earlier in summer
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Re: Earlier in summer

Beautiful. I find the best edits are made around great tracks and this one is perfect. Edgar is quite a talented fella.
by Darren
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Wild Exploration - Far South East Coast NSW
Replies: 5
Views: 2546

Re: Wild Exploration - Far South East Coast NSW

Always a pleasure to see what you've been up to Steve. Nice one.

What pack is that by the way, and how many liters? I think you may have mentioned it somewhere before.
by Darren
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Group paddle next weekend? - + the Vid
Replies: 5
Views: 1739

Re: Group paddle next weekend? - + the Vid

Aghhh awesome Steve, cool vid!!!

Loved the backflip, or was it a Yakflip?

I really need to re-evaluate my gear by the looks of the setups you guys had. Nice and light wins the fight.

Excellent.
by Darren
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: Seat Valve & Floor Abrasion
Replies: 8
Views: 6117

Re: Seat Valve & Floor Abrasion

Hi Craig. I can only answer your first question, which is yes. I am very close to going through for the same reason. Although I have to say, I've hammered mine down some very bony runs and most of the underside of my Llama is showing considerable wear. I'm still amazed at how tough it is though! Int...
by Darren
Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Group paddle next weekend? - + the Vid
Replies: 5
Views: 1739

Re: Group paddle next weekend?

Sorry I can't make it Steve. Sounds like a great spot for a paddle too.

Darren.
by Darren
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Franklin River, Tasmania, Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 5951

Re: Franklin River, Tasmania, Australia

Loved it! Nice portage work too.
by Darren
Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Tasmania, Southwest NP, Anne River
Replies: 2
Views: 2156

Re: Tasmania, Southwest NP, Anne River

Looks a bit scratchy Roman! Nice work.
by Darren
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rocky creek to the Hawkesbury TR. Colo river descent
Replies: 4
Views: 2062

Re: Rocky creek to the Hawkesbury TR.

:) Hey Steve, Sorry mate, I hope it didn't come across as a rant. It's just the public forum Solo spiel on default setting. ...and all this talk of fitness and ability?? More like a disability! :) There's way more talent floating around here. I'd be keen on the training you guys are organising so if...
by Darren
Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rocky creek to the Hawkesbury TR. Colo river descent
Replies: 4
Views: 2062

Re: Rocky creek to the Hawkesbury TR.

Hey Steve, I was pretty knackered when I lost the raft on that one and was in a fair bit of pain from wettie rash after the Rocky creek section. I had a giggle myself. Yeah the trip was solo but I did a fair bit of preparation in terms of checking out the river on different trips before hand as you ...
by Darren
Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Dennison and Jane
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Re: Dennison and Jane

With respect that both these rivers are fairly serious for the average punter, would it be fair to say that the Dennison would be easier for someone looking for something to do in Tassie? Logistics aside.
Thanks in advance.
by Darren
Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rocky creek to the Hawkesbury TR. Colo river descent
Replies: 4
Views: 2062

Rocky creek to the Hawkesbury TR. Colo river descent

A few pics and short vid from a trip over Xmas here - http://djm74.blogspot.com/2011/01/rocky ... sbury.html
A tough trip but very enjoyable.

Image
by Darren
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Canoe creek to Bob Turners track
Replies: 8
Views: 4370

Re: Canoe creek to Bob Turners track

I almost bought the same kind of hard case for mine but I was worried about the extra bulk too. The one I saw was still not much bigger than the camera though so I might have another look at it. It does take a bit of fumbling around to get it out after unclipping the biner, unrolling the drybag and ...
by Darren
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Canoe creek to Bob Turners track
Replies: 8
Views: 4370

Re: Canoe creek to Bob Turners track

Hi Trevor, Thanks for the suggestions on the bike gear. I've been getting away without some important bits and pieces for too long so the chainbreaker is on the way and I've bought a few quick links for the kit. A decent chain might be the best way to go though. I think the bike is due for some new ...
by Darren
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: NZ, Dart River
Replies: 3
Views: 4661

Re: NZ, Dart River

Looks like a nice place to visit sometime Adrian.

...and Ninjapuppet!!! Heavy! Glad you made it out!
by Darren
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Canoe creek to Bob Turners track
Replies: 8
Views: 4370

Re: Canoe creek to Bob Turners track

You wont be disappointed with your camera. I don't edit any of my photos but use photoshop occasionally for any stich or clone work. The camera does all the work and I find using the foliage setting is great for bringing out the colours. I tend to sit the camera on a rock and let it use whatever shu...
by Darren
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Canoe creek to Bob Turners track
Replies: 8
Views: 4370

Re: Canoe creek to Bob Turners track

Hey Gus, The Camera is a Canon G9 which is a couple of years old now. Great little snappy that takes a beating. I should be able to get a day somewhere in the new year for a paddle. It's interesting to hear how people are getting into packrafting! It seems to be either fishing or whitewater.... I'm ...
by Darren
Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Canoe creek to Bob Turners track
Replies: 8
Views: 4370

Canoe creek to Bob Turners track

Hey all... Damn this packrafting bug has bitten me fairly on the ass. Did another Colo trip on Friday through Saturday which turned into a bit of a mission due to a bike failure but had a blast anyway. :D Trip report here for those interested... http://djm74.blogspot.com/2010/11/canoe-creek-to-bob-t...
by Darren
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Marley Lagoon
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

Marley Lagoon

My wife and I decided to spend the day at the beach on the weekend so I was thinking of areas to take the Llama for a paddle. We decided to check out Marley lagoon for a different perspective. More of a walk than a paddle but good day out regardless. A few pics etc. here - http://djm74.blogspot.com/...
by Darren
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Wilderness Coast trip
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Re: Wilderness Coast trip

Enjoyed the Vid, looks very relaxing.
by Darren
Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: MTB up and Rafting down the Boyd Rv, NSW, Aus.
Replies: 3
Views: 1824

Re: MTB up and Rafting down the Boyd Rv, NSW, Aus.

Great report! :)

I'll have to make a trip up that way soon. Looks like fun.
by Darren
Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo bikerafting
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

Re: Colo bikerafting

Hey Steve, yeah we had some fun mucking around with the bikes. Just something different for a change although it took some time to convince my mate it would work. His raft setup was hilarious and he paddled 3 times the amount I did. Good fun though. :) Pretty sure he will end up with a Llama I'll le...
by Darren
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo bikerafting
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

Re: Colo bikerafting

:) Hi Trevor. The question was raised about water and the bike but I figured it gets punished on everything from XC at Stromlo, Downhill at Thredbo, the occasional 4 hour and day long bashes in the mountains on muddy trails. She (Giant Reign X1) was merely resting and only dipped half a pedal all da...
by Darren
Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo bikerafting
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

Colo bikerafting

Greetings all, I recently bought myself a Denali Llama after hearing what a versatile little piece of kit they are. I had a quick paddle when it arrived and then decided to do an introductory trip on the Colo river to see how they go. Very happy customer! A mate and I decided to keep it simple and s...