Filip H.A. Claeys

Trekking in Mountainous and Subarctic Regions

Packrafting Vierre

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Temperature is just above freezing when Jelle and I put in at the quiet village of Martilly for a descent of the river Vierre, which seems to have a good flow today, although not excessively. We get going at 10 am while the initial sunny spells of the early morning hours start giving way to low clouds and fog.

Vierre is rated 3 stars in terms of technical difficulty and “engagement”, however we experience it as rather easy. The river is constantly meandering, but with a manoeuvrable floating device such as a packraft, this is not a problem.

We have to portage 3 times (2 fallen trees and 1 low bridge) and after having passed the village of Straimont, and a lot of beautiful natural scenery and signs of an active beaver population, we already arrive at the take out in Suxy around noon.

(Straimont: 7.26 m3/s)

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