Kayaking Tree Trunk Gorge

Postby Tugboat on Thu 25/Mar/10 7:00pm

Paddling Tree Trunk Gorge = madzcore skillz. :thumbsup:

http://teamhydraulics.blogspot.com/2009 ... gorge.html

Those that have biked the Tree Trunk Gorge track would no doubt have been awed by the chasm that is the gorge. Until a big flood in 2005 which washed out the tree trunks which gave it it's name Tree Trunk was un-paddleable and had claimed a number of lives of those unfortunate or foolish enough to try. Even now it's only been done a handful of times successfully and is about as serious a proposition gets in whitewater paddling.
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Re: Kayaking Tree Trunk Gorge

Postby swtchbckr on Thu 25/Mar/10 7:53pm

holy crap. :crazy:
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Re: Kayaking Tree Trunk Gorge

Postby VERT on Thu 25/Mar/10 8:00pm

thats insane!!
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Re: Kayaking Tree Trunk Gorge

Postby wachtourak on Thu 25/Mar/10 8:04pm

mad to the fucking core
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Re: Kayaking Tree Trunk Gorge

Postby pedalingkiwi on Thu 25/Mar/10 9:05pm

I paddled a bit on the Tongariro back in the day and the get out point above TTG was a "must make eddy". For good reason !! On one occasion back in the 80's 4 dudes on a homemade raft didn't get off the river in time and perished in there :(
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Re: Kayaking Tree Trunk Gorge

Postby Chanting on Thu 25/Mar/10 9:11pm

Hahaha I know one of those guys
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Re: Kayaking Tree Trunk Gorge

Postby Tugboat on Thu 25/Mar/10 9:13pm

pedalingkiwi wrote:I paddled a bit on the Tongariro back in the day and the get out point above TTG was a "must make eddy". For good reason !! On one occasion back in the 80's 4 dudes on a homemade raft didn't get off the river in time and perished in there :(


The first time I was there we went for a wander along the edge of it and there was an old rescue litter lying in the bush. It was a pretty freaky spot.
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Re: Kayaking Tree Trunk Gorge

Postby jj7947 on Fri 16/Mar/12 7:14am

That's crazy stuff!

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Re: Kayaking Tree Trunk Gorge

Postby stealth mode on Sun 18/Mar/12 1:44pm

always a great spot to stretch the legs when heading south
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