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Hinchinbrook TR

PostPosted: Mon 12 May, 2014 11:14 pm
by beean
I did Hinchinbrook with the missus the week after Easter.

What a great walk. We spent 5 days/4 nights on the island taking it easy.

Day 1 - Ramsay bay to Little Ramsay bay. Nice walking, with a detour to the top of Nina peak to check out the Thumb.

Blacksand Beach

Day 2 - Chill out at Little Ramsay, swimming etc. We took a walk to have a look at camping in Banksia bay but the lack of fresh water turned us off. Spent a second night at Little Ramsay.

Lagoon at Little Ramsay. There must be a hot spring or something here, the water is warm at the bottom but cold at the top.

Day 3 - Little Ramsay to Zoe Bay. It poured all day, and it was miserable, type 2 fun. Leg of the track is through mostly rainforest, so it's humid and wet and full lawyer cane, with numerous creek crossings. We gave up trying to keep the feet dry and had wet boots for the rest of the trip.

On the way to Zoe. I was going to go swimming here, but the fish kept biting my toes. Wasn't keen to strip off :P

Day 4 - Zoe to Mulligan falls. This was my favourite part of the walk, through open tracks and rock hopping across the top of Zoe falls. It turns out trekking poles float, and it was nearly lost over the falls, luckily it got wedged in a rock.

Rainforest campsite. Lots of rats.

Day 5 - Mulligan to George point. Nice easy day, a walk along the beach, a relaxing boat ride home.

On the way to George point. The weather broke about an hour after getting off the boat.

Great trip, I recommend it to anyone.

And for those who are wondering (all of you), pack weight stepping onto the beach was 13 kg. I had pancakes for breakkie every morning.

Re: Hinchinbrook TR

PostPosted: Sun 18 May, 2014 7:42 pm
by awildland
Nice, and wet looking! I'm assuming the big metal box in the campsite shot is provided by the parks authorities to lock your food in. Otherwise I can't figure how you fitted it in and kept your pack weight to 13kg! :)

Re: Hinchinbrook TR

PostPosted: Sun 18 May, 2014 9:23 pm
by beean
Nope, box was included in the pack weight. Aircraft grade titanium ;) it's the aussie equivalent of bear canisters

Re: Hinchinbrook TR

PostPosted: Mon 19 May, 2014 8:27 pm
by awildland
LOL. Must be big rats.