2021 Three Capes Track

Day 1 Travel day-Three Capes Track
Picture of Tims Pack for the Three Capes
Three Capes pack for Tim

Finally our trip on the Tasmanian Three Capes track has arrived and while Gill is still working this morning I’ve been doing the last minute sorting out and working out which pack I was going to take. The website for this track recommends a 50Litre pack but after assembling all my gear I have managed to squeeze everything in to my 33litre Osprey Talon Pack although given the option a couple of extra litres space would have been appreciated. As usual the biggest bulk- and weight impact on any trip is the food and once I loose that my pack will be half empty as I’m carrying two out of the 4 days worth of food (for two people). This is half of what I would usually carry and not having to carry a tent or sleeping mat has been a big reduction in my gear requirements. All up my pack weights in around 12.5kg including water which will be the lightest that I have ever started a trip with.┬áThe rest of my day will be spent setting up podcast and social media templates for the coming days to make my life a bit easier on the trail. As this trip is 4 day on trail my next podcast episode, 206, will be done in the hotel room back in Hobart.

Usually I start these posts 100 days out but given the COVID situation I wasn’t game to and really for us getting out negative COVID PCR tests (Travel requirement) yesterday was the first time we have felt confident that this trip was going to happen. We will arrive is Hobart later tonight before picking up an early morning bus trip to Port Arthur to check in, do the touristy stuff and then get an afternoon boat trip over to the trailhead. The track has reasonable phone signal so when and where we can we will be posting on social media as we go so follow along on our trip with us.

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Finally our trip on the Tasmanian Three Capes track has arrived and while Gill is still working this morning I’ve been doing the last minute sorting out and working out which pack I was going to take. The website for this track recommends a 50Litre pack but after assembling all my gear I have managed […]