Some recent SUBW trip reports

Packrafting trips and tales from down under.
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paulandracal
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Some recent SUBW trip reports

Post by paulandracal » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:37 pm

New to the forum. I thought I'd post a couple of my recent trip reports from SUBW packraft trips. The Shoalhaven one may have some useful info on the river at this height.

Shoalhaven Great Horsehoe Bend to Badgerys Crossing
https://www.subw.org.au/2016/06/11/shoa ... ckrafting/

Colo: Canoe Creek to Bob Turner Track
https://www.subw.org.au/2016/01/15/pack ... olo-gorge/

Lizzy
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Re: Some recent SUBW trip reports

Post by Lizzy » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:14 pm

Thanks for the reports!
We did that section of the Shoalhaven (to Long Point) back in March at about 0.73m and was just scraping through a lot of it. Your level would be a wild ride!
Cheers
Lizzy

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Re: Some recent SUBW trip reports

Post by paulandracal » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:49 am

Four people I know did it the weekend before in cheap rafts all the way from Wollemi Creek with the gauge at 6m when they started 4m when the finished, and including the King Rapid. It make hair-raising reading: https://fatcanyoners.org/2016/01/08/pac ... -the-colo/

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Re: Some recent SUBW trip reports

Post by paulandracal » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:50 am

Sorry - I thought you were talking about the Colo. Agree about the Shoalhaven. I tried it at 1.18 and it was much tamer.

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Re: Some recent SUBW trip reports

Post by Lizzy » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:55 pm

I see one of your group paddled all the way to Tallowa dam. How long did this take them from Badgerys and how did they find it? Wouldn't mind doing this myself...

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Re: Some recent SUBW trip reports

Post by paulandracal » Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:15 pm

Took him a couple of hours after he left us and most of the next day. Good rapids the first half, then flat. He just had a topo map on his (waterproofed) phone but it doesn't seem to have been too hard - just stay in touch with the left back of the lake :-) The impressive bit was hitching back to Sydney!

I'd be keen to join a trip!

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