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M Pack-and-Paddle Wilderness Route Planning: Predicting Stream Flows

by Ryan Jordan

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Article Summary:

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.


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