POSTPONED: Kayaking on Lake Jindabyne to Camp in Kosciuszko NP

Trip type: 
Sea or Lake Kayaking
Difficulty: 
Medium
Start date: 
Friday, 9 February 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 6:00pm

Postponed due to suspect wind forecast making it less than ideal for a photo-friendly cruise and camp.

We will drive to Jindabyne on Friday night to hopefully take advantage of calm dawn conditions on Saturday to paddle from Jindabyne to the North West corner of the lake in search of a spot to camp. We'll stop for lunch along the way and explore whatever little islands and bays we find. Expect to paddle 15-20km over the course of the day and don't expect a flash campsite - it will likely just be a patch on the shore, with some flat ground between the trees if we are lucky.

We will spend a relaxing evening (and maybe afternoon if the wind picks up early) at the campsite before an early night an another dawn start for the return back to Jindabyne. There should be plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and load up on instagram gold.

Participants will need to have kayaked at least twice in a single kayak before, to attend the pre-trip at the Tuesday paddling on 6 February and to be self sufficient and competent camping in the bush with zero facilities (complete leave no trace, including carrying out your poo).

Registering for the trip is an expression of interest only and the group will be balanced so that there is enough skill among the participants to avoid compromising safety. If I don't know you, please write a few sentences about your kayaking and camping experience.

Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Tuesday, 6 February 2018 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
Tuesday paddling (boat shed)
Costs: 
$70-80+ approx($100 petrol split however many ways, approx $20 for camping accommodation in Jindy, $x for whatever camping gear you need from the gear store and $y if we decide to stop at the pub on Sunday)
Intended plan: 
Leave Jindy at Saturday daybreak, paddle along western shore, bays, islands to KNP, find a campsite, camp, reverse on Sunday morning.
Departure and intended return times: 
Leave boat shed 1800 on Friday; leave Jindy 0530-0630 on Saturday; return to Jindy 1400 on Sunday; return to SRA 1800 on Sunday
Local knowledge: 
Alex Boiko has studied maps, but has not paddled on the lake or camped in this part of KNP.
Unlimited slots left.