The trip I arbitrarily chose was Cass-Lagoon, its a nice walk with two small saddles and nice river walking. After the interested people assembled it became apparent that we wanted to split into two groups - one who wanted to do the whole trip in a day, and the other who would go at a leisurely pace staying overnight at Hamilton Hut.
The over forties tramping club were walking up the valley also, I walked and talked with them for a while, eventually I had to leave them to catch up with the others!
Up in the tussock basin above Cass Hut
Between Hamilton hut and West Harper Hut
resting the feet for lunch at Hamilton
Giselle was excited by the three wire bridge
Looking over to Bealey Spur having a snack.
Yup we were tramping with paddles!
Giselle was very impressed with our boats
Getting kitted up after a soak in the hot pools. Took about ten minutes to blow up both boats.
Giselle did like getting ferried across the river!
Woot! Although it turns out you can feel the bumps.
Beautiful day outSo I had a very adventurous weekend in arthurs pass, finally got to try pack rafting. I was very impressed with the small and lite weight boats, the places you could get to in these things is almost limitless. I obviously prefer a "real" boat, something similar with thigh straps would be a big improvement. If I had a spare lots of money I'd be getting one of those!