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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Wilderness Cred for the Packrafting Noobs on 09/15/2009 15:12:23 MDT Print View

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Wilderness Cred for the Packrafting Noobs

Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Dear readers... on 09/15/2009 15:21:47 MDT Print View

Be gentle. It's my first time.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
Thanks! on 09/15/2009 15:25:23 MDT Print View

A very enjoyable read Addie, I appreciate it.

Jonathan Ryan
(Jkrew81) - F - M

Locale: White Mtns
Re: Wilderness Cred for the Packrafting Noobs on 09/15/2009 17:22:37 MDT Print View

Love the video, great article Addie...

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: Dear readers... on 09/15/2009 18:07:54 MDT Print View

Oh, Addie-
You don't need us to be gentle... it was a really wonderful article! You have an excellent way of crafting words. Thank you for a fun read!

Andy Berner
(Berner9) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: Re: Wilderness Cred for the Packrafting Noobs on 09/15/2009 21:17:09 MDT Print View

Very good article and video. I love how there has been a lot more videos with articles lately. I think they really bring it all together.

Carol Crooker
(cmcrooker) - MLife

Locale: Desert Southwest, USA
Woo Hoo! on 09/16/2009 08:45:49 MDT Print View

Addie,
GREAT article, GREAT video, GREAT narration!!!
Now when are we going to do the ladies rock 'n roll class (white water and gourmet food)?

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Great read! on 09/16/2009 08:48:33 MDT Print View

You are the queen of the written word, Addie. Snicker-snacking, river monsters, rattlesnake, tricked-out burgers--what images. And you get extra points for not allowing a sub-standard beer anywhere near your house!

Gregory Topf
(notoriousGRT) - MLife

Locale: PNW / Switzerland
pharmacy on 09/16/2009 15:16:09 MDT Print View

mmmmm....elderflower cordial...from my pharmacist.

Another reason to lament the passing of Summer.

Nicely done.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Wilderness Cred for the Packrafting Noobs on 09/17/2009 19:49:33 MDT Print View

I enjoyed the article and video. Always good to get "beginner stories" on BPL.

William Stadwiser
(bstadwiser) - F
Re: Dear readers... on 10/06/2009 14:31:47 MDT Print View

Hey Addie!

Nice job and congrats on the write up and video. Looks like it was a great time! Sorry to have missed the fun, although I'm heading out for a paddle next week on the Green in UT. All the best.

Bill

Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
Packrafting 101 on 10/06/2009 15:58:06 MDT Print View

Addie,

I much enjoyed your story, which I read just before departing for the September session of the course. We had a different venue (Yellowstone River from Gardiner to Emigrant, twice through Yankee Jim Canyon) but just as much fun. We rated some special attention, as a deputy sheriff was asked to arrest all of us for trespassing at 10.30 pm Saturday night. The BPL staff handled this the same way they handled the river, with tact and skill.

Looking forward to your next article.