Fri, 20 May|
Packrafting the Andrew River
A good into to multiday, walk in/out packrafting trips!
Time & Location
20 May 2022, 5:00 pm – 23 May 2022, 11:59 pm
Zeehan, Zeehan TAS 7469, Australia
About the trip
Who's keen to have an overnight packrafting trip in some of Tassies best wilderness! The Andrew is a grade 2-3 river that we will be aiming to paddle in 3 days.
This trip will consist of driving upto Queenstown friday afternoon, organising a car shuttle to the get out at the end of the Mt McCall Track (or hiring Roam Wild to pick us up) and then camping somewhere near the put in (where Kelly Basin Road crosses the Crotty River). We will spend Saturday morning dragging/floating/carrying our boats to the start of the Andrew~2.4km then paddling ~12km and camping on the side of the Andrew. Day 2 will see us complete the Andrew, joining the Franklin where we will likely camp at Horseshoe Ben's area. We will then finish the trip Monday with a short paddle and walking out the McCall Track (350m vertical walk out of the river). The walkout is not long but will be very steep, hence the packrafts. I expect we will be back in Hobart in the evening.
Depending on who is keen to come ans the weather we may be able to squeeze the trip into two days. More details will be shared closer to the date!
I expect days to be rather long and spare batteries for your headlamps will be a must! Hopefully we won't need them. Camping under tarps is the plan.
We also need a few good days of rain to get this trip going so I will be posting updates closer to the date.
Space on this trip will be limited by the number of packrafts the club owns (4) but we can expand the number of people coming if you have a personal boat. This trip is sutiable for people who are experianced in packing light and preferably have some packrafting/overnighing experiance. A good level of fitness will be required for the walkout.
We will need atleast two 4WD's so if you can help out please get in touch.
Once you have signed up I will contact you with more details :D
Trip Leader: Joshua Resta - 0480165665 or contact me through Facebook