Snowy Mountains II

Nick and myself headed up to the mountains once more on Friday and were warmly welcomed with two turbines on at Guthega power station, this was a great level for the Power Station section, so we jumped in. Unfortunatley Nick lost his paddle so if you find a werner player with his name on it, it’s his. We then swapped the play boats for creek boats and did Finn’s Creek, a steep low volume creek that runs into the snowy from the river left about 3/4 of the way down to Island Bend. The first descent of the creek was done the Friday before last by Darlo and Rob, its a solid IV possibly pushing V on some of the drops. Unfortunatley the photos of the creek arn’t great nor plentiful due to daylight issues (we got on the creek at 5:45pm) and very small eddy’s. Continue reading

The Snowy River

Nick and myself headed up to Jindabyne to paddle the snowy river on Wednesday and ended up staying the rest of the week, we managed to get three runs in. One run on the second half (easier section) of Munyang to Island Bend accompanying Darlo and co in the raft on Wednesday and then Mick and John came up and joined us on the Thursday for a trip down the full section. We ended up staying on Thursday night for the Pub to Pub ski race celebrations (see photos) and couldn’t resist paddling it again on Friday. Cold water but an awesome river, crystal clear, steep and continuous. Continue reading