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by Hatcher Pass
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Robertson River info needed
Replies: 0
Views: 1812

Robertson River info needed

Hey Interior Packrafters- I am looking at exploring into the interior part of Alaska, and I am planning a trip up to the headwaters of the Robertson river, via Cathedral Rapids area, in the next couple of weeks Info that I am looking for: Private property near the Cathedral Rapids area that I need t...
by Hatcher Pass
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: tangle lakes to the rich
Replies: 2
Views: 2278

Re: tangle lakes to the rich

about 7 miles of flat water paddle on Tangle Lake
then you have the portage
then the float/paddle down the delta to mp 212.
Beaware of winds in the afternoon, and get fresh water right before Eureka Creek comes in.
Great float, watch for hunters
Hardest part, car shuttle....
by Hatcher Pass
Fri May 27, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: 2011 Willow Creek
Replies: 4
Views: 2569

2011 Willow Creek

Just got back from running red gate to shirley town, and IT WAS GREAT!!! Water was up nice, lots of wave trains, and some fun times. Got the 1st flip over with
by Hatcher Pass
Mon May 09, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: First rivers ready?
Replies: 6
Views: 3508

Re: First rivers ready?

Driving to Fairbanks last weekend, saw that Willow was moving with high water, with ice shelves on either side (at the hwy bridge). All the other rivers north had ice dams or ice bridges.
by Hatcher Pass
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Macleren Summit
Replies: 5
Views: 2752

Re: Macleren Summit

I floated it last summer, and found out why it is called "rock creek". It felt like I spent more time getting in or out of my boat than floating. I would recommend going through Glacier Lake to Sevenmile lake over the pass to Eureka out to the Richardson Hwy. Great trip!!! Next summer I am looking a...
by Hatcher Pass
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Gaining experience
Replies: 2
Views: 1565

Re: Gaining experience

look at Alaska Kayak Acadmey. They have some packrafting classes that are great!
If you are ready for some "easy rivers"
I would suggest:
Little su (from shrock rd to Houston)
Lyon Creek (Turnagain Pass)
Willow Creek (red gate)
Upper Kenai

That will get you going on some rivers.
by Hatcher Pass
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Hicks Creek - Chitna Pass - Boulder Creek
Replies: 4
Views: 4771

Re: Hicks Creek - Chitna Pass - Boulder Creek

It's been a while for me, and anyone else is more than welcome to chime in... The head waters of caribou creek (near glass creek/ mazuma) would be pretty similar to the upper parts of the Willow (near the mine), from what I remember. I wasn't too much into packrafting or kayaking it at the time, I w...
by Hatcher Pass
Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Input on a route
Replies: 1
Views: 1218

Input on a route

Thinking of doing a route after Mt Marathon race....

Start at South Lost Lake Trail, travel to lost lake, paddle across, hike to resurrection river (via Martin creek drainage) and float back to seward hwy walk back to car.

Any thoughts????