Time to strap on the floaties and paddle the once a year environmental release of the Snowy river. The release will happen on the 17th but will take about three days to get to running waters campsite. So we are looking at one day of shuttles, four of rafting and one more day to return to canberra.
Kayaking difficulty: Mostly class I and II. Tulloch ard George will take a day to go through and has 3 to 4 class III rapids. It is worth remembering that this is a remote trip with some areas out of both mobile and sat phone coverage.
I have secured a 10 foot raft which I can either paddle alone or with others and we can use it as a gear raft for food and cooking equipment. Pack rafters can take their own sleeping stuff and personnel gear. I have limited space for kayaker gear.
Cooking: Was thinking also that we pair up to do group cooks. We just need to make sure we take notes of dietary requirements. Also hoping we can take Xaviers camp stove and do some good old camp fire cooking.
Water: snowy water is fine to drink after a boil or treatment with tablets
Camping: lots of sand, pretty consistent trees, lots of firewood
The final composition of the trip will depend on experience and my own discression. I do need some other experienced paddlers to come with us but there is some ability to take newer paddlers. For this I will be looking to take those who have been committed to training oer the past year. Anyone who has participated in learning whitewater weekends and rolling sessions.