A total of 27 hikers turned up for this hike/swim. On the outward hike to the river we decided to take the back route, which has unfortunately become overgrown in parts. This resulted in a bit of bush whacking and several changes in direction but everyone reached the river safely. The water was invigoratingly cold but inviting and about twelve hikes enjoyed a leisurely swim with all having snacks/lunch beside the small gorge. On the return hike along the river one good Samaritan waded across the river to extinquish a smoldering fire that had been abandoned by some careless individuals. We reached the park headquarters just after 1PM and most of the hiking party retired to the Canyon Restaurant for refreshments. A leisurely three and half hour hike and swim but unfortunately no snakes.
Report and hike leadership by Stephen
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