M Pack-and-Paddle Wilderness Route Planning: Predicting Stream Flows
by Ryan Jordan
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Finding places to packraft in the backcountry by looking at maps is not a simple thing. Beta on wilderness floating may be sparse and maps don't reveal important data like flow rates or logjams. The purpose of this article is to provide a few pieces of a framework for planning pack-and-paddle wilderness routes that considers watershed size and elevation combined with reference streamflow data to determine whether or not a route might be floatable.
- Snow Pack and Stream Flow Data
- Stream Flow and Snowpack Data
- Size and Elevation of a Watershed
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