Beginner route in Alaska
Display Avatars Sort By:
Artia L
(artia) - F

Locale: SoCal
Beginner route in Alaska on 04/22/2012 17:43:13 MDT Print View

Hi all -

I've never packrafted before but have rafted on a full-size six person raft a few times where I was lead. I'll be spending a few weeks in Alaska this summer and am looking for a great packraft route for me to do with a friend. Had a couple questions for you all as I'd love to experience packrafting while I'm there! Would love to find the right Class I-II river for us to packraft.

* Do you know of any good loop routes that would require us to hike for a few days out, and packraft back to the trailhead?
* I'll be hiking with a partner. Is it more common to have a packraft each or one for the group?

Thanks!

Edited by artia on 04/22/2012 17:44:05 MDT.

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Beginner route in Alaska on 04/22/2012 17:55:41 MDT Print View

You may have looked at Romans site,but in case you haven't

http://packrafting.blogspot.com/

he wrote the book on it

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/packrafting_roman_dial.html

and lives in Alaska.You could pm him,he would know more than anybody

here is how to pm him

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/profile.html?u=romandial