So headed into our great NP. It all started splendidly, a really nice day

Rode up the valley, with some nice views of Mt Gudgenby

Things turned a bit ordinary, and tough got going

Camped the night

Climbed a hill

Then headed home

Rekindled my love of touring, which was why I bought my first MTB, 25 years ago. Though I have to say, a Freeloader (Now Thule something) is a scary thing on a carbon duallie. I need to get a trailer, or a fat bike. Any more than 5 kilos a side, and you could snap your rear triangle clean off! I was so careful, and did not do any jumps.

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Comment by Craig Martin on April 27, 2014 at 10:54

Old Bobyon Rd from Yankee Hat carpark, turned right onto Sams Creek Ft, followed that until we were defeated by shrubbery and fallen trees, turned back, went up Grassy Creek Ft, camped on Sheepyard Ck, walked up Sentry Box. Not far, but pretty slow going with luggage.

Next time will take a backpack, and push throughout to Mt Kelly, its a great spot.

Comment by Fred Hampton on April 27, 2014 at 10:31

Cheers Craig, looks like a nice little overnighter, I'd be interested to see the actual route you took...GPX file or Strava activity post possible ?

Comment by Karl B on April 22, 2014 at 21:48

Matt, Fat Bikes and camping go hand in hand........I am actually thinking about selling my boat for one............

There are some that are going to be landed for way cheaper than 2G in the near future:

Comment by Andy S on April 22, 2014 at 19:54

thats why you need a seat bag rather than a rack.

Comment by Matt Dyne on April 22, 2014 at 15:17

I should add...I remain less convinced about this camping caper...

Comment by Matt Dyne on April 22, 2014 at 15:13

Fat bikes are where it's at I'm certain...Karl agrees.

We just need to get the N+1 approved hey Karl!

Comment by Craig Martin on April 22, 2014 at 10:52

Hahaha @ Andy S, the ratchet mech on the rack would crush the stays! Stumpy has an alloy rear. I am seriously thinking fatbike after seeing how well it went. It just blasts through mud, over rocks, awesome, totally made for touring.

Comment by Andy S on April 22, 2014 at 10:35

Awesome! photos look great. I agree - I think hardtails are the go. What about using your Stevens? 

Comment by Karl B on April 22, 2014 at 10:29

Great job Craig. I just use an old steel framed MTB for my off road touring, tough and unbreakable (touch wood).

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