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I made a slide show-video of the ole' Grand Canyon trip and posted it on on You Tube
Thanks Roman...great snaps!
Great Trip!Your post production makes it even better.
that looked like an awesome trip! i do a backpacking trip in the canyon every may. this year it's the deer creek tapeats creek loop. however i used to guide white water and have been thinking about the canyon for a long time but it's a 3 week trip. but with a pack raft it could be split up into sections.questions...how much white water have you experienced in the pack raft. how stable is it. i know there are some large rapids in the canyon.how much gear or weight can you carry. does it affect the handling.how many miles a day were you able to float. because these boats are small and lite and don't track they are probably slower in the water than a large raft. i would love to see more pics from other trips you have done.
Joe,This is a pretty old thread, and I don't think Roman hangs out here to much.However, if you look Here, I think some of your questions will be answered.And, dig around a bit. These guys are pros, now with the ability to ROLL an Alpaca.
Edited by greg23 on 02/06/2010 13:14:52 MST.
Hey Joe,I am looking forward to that GC trip this year.Greg
Hi Joe,I'll try to answer some of these well:how much white water have you experienced in the pack raft? as much as I can. check out http://www.youtube.com/user/romandial for videos of whitewater and mixing packrafts with walking how stable is it? Very stable. i know there are some large rapids in the canyon.They are the fun ones -- like Hermit!how much gear or weight can you carry. I have carried my wife and all our gear for a week. But prefer to keep it under 35 pounds and if running Class IV run an empty boat whenever possibledoes it affect the handling. Yes. More weight = more effecthow many miles a day were you able to float. Depends on how long the days are. In the Grand Canyon we had short January days. I think we did maybe 15 miles a day? because these boats are small and lite and don't track they are probably slower in the water than a large raft. Not necessarily -- it's really more about the water current for how far you go each day, but yes for moving around the river they are slower than kayaks, but possibly faster than a big oared raft (I have little experience!). They are surprisingly nimble -- watch as many of those videos as you can stomach to see that. i would love to see more pics from other trips you have done. I do videos, not really pics.
Greg, thanks for the links. i'm hooked.Greg, less than 2 weeks and we are there!Roman, thanks for making those videos and answering my questions. i've been out of rafting for a few years and i've been thinking about buying a big boat but screw that, a pack raft would be more fun.
Edited by runhike85 on 04/18/2012 00:09:09 MDT.
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