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by rupe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: LOST: PADDLE on Lil su.
Replies: 0
Views: 585

LOST: PADDLE on Lil su.

Lost black Werner paddle on Lil su 8/6/16 down stream of the mid-way day use area. Upstream of the salmon viewing platform. Around most 10. Please contact me if you find it! Beer reward coming your way!

Great level for packrafting at 325 cfs. We run it anywhere between 275-450.
by rupe
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Kenai Canyon
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

Re: Kenai Canyon

This one is still a fun one for folks just into the intermediate class of rafters. Just ran it since most other rivers are flowing crazy high right now. Even though the Kenai was at high water (10.9' / 6400 cfs). Everything was visible form the packrafts. A sneak around everything, but there were ac...
by rupe
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Impatient
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Re: Impatient

Mighty warm out there boaters. Anyone have any reports of any rivers and creeks open or not?
by rupe
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Glacier Creek; Chugach Mtns.
Replies: 33
Views: 17470

Re: Glacier Creek; Chugach Mtns.

Rafted Glacier last night, Canyon is free of wood. Part by the airport does have some wood here and there, but never had to portage. Just choose the correct channel! Most importantly, I found someone's hoop pieces at the take out. set of 4. Appears new-ish with the blue metal pieces. Call Ryan at 90...
by rupe
Thu May 23, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Info on floating the Chulitna River
Replies: 3
Views: 2413

Re: Info on floating the Chulitna River

Anyone have any early seson reports on this river yet? I'd like to do a raft trip the June 1-2 weekend, but with teh winter we've had, I'm not sure it will be doable. Anyone drive by there recently? Any other rivers that might be open enough to get a 14' raft down this early? Just looking for a week...
by rupe
Sat May 11, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Impatient
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Re: Impatient

PATIENCE NEEDED NO MORE!!! I am happy to report that myself and a friend (Charles) successfully descended Glacier Creek today. The hike in is well defined, but if you had some spik-ies to bring, you might want to; there is a lot of sheer ice. The traditional put in underneath the hand tram has 3 sno...
by rupe
Tue May 01, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Lower Eagle River
Replies: 8
Views: 3795

Re: Lower Eagle River

She's open for business folks. No ice bridges, and really not even and channels between sheets. We rafted the bridge to bridge section. Campground is open. There is some threat of washing under ice in the middle where the wood usually is. The path on river right is wide open. It looks about class II...
by rupe
Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: 4day/3night float?
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: 4day/3night float?

It might be a little shorter than you are looking for, but the Chulitna is a fun float. We powered through it in a 14' cat spending only 1 night on teh river, but I'd say a normal pace is 2 nights 3 days. You wouldn't have to stretch it too much to make it a 3/4. It's road to road, and I don't know ...
by rupe
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Lower Eagle River
Replies: 8
Views: 3795

Re: Lower Eagle River

Anyone know if Eagle (or any other rivers) are open yet?
by rupe
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Late season trips
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: Late season trips

6-mile is still good, and will be for some time. It can be as hard or easy as you woudl like depending on what you do.
by rupe
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Lion's Head, Matanuska River
Replies: 11
Views: 6072

Re: Lion's Head, Matanuska River

Just ran this at 2.1' at Glacier Park. It was a very fun level with minnimal surprises. It was MUCH more managable than when we ran it at 3.0' last fall. We didn't find any holes that we couldn't punch right through. At this level, I thought it was easier than guardrail at medium water. Tons of fun ...
by rupe
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Echo Bend, Low Flow. May 2011 - Video
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Re: Echo Bend, Low Flow. May 2011 - Video

A buddy and I just did this for our first time Sunday 9/11/11. Eagle was running at 3.75' / 560. It was clear of wood, and fun. We did walk one rapid in the middle that required a make or break move to prevent slamming a rock river center. The river is very twisty, and we eddied out to scout several...
by rupe
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Little Susitna
Replies: 10
Views: 4896

Re: Little Susitna

Looked at Little Su 9/10/11. It was running at 175 below the bridge, and 6.3 above. I'm not an expert by any means, but we decided it was too low to run at those levels, just FYI.
by rupe
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Cheap Sheep
Replies: 9
Views: 8150

Re: Cheap Sheep

Here is a video Ryan Roberts put together of our trip refrenced in Libdawg's beta above. The video even has a beer bootie in it, wow!

http://youtu.be/NHepXE2pEV8
by rupe
Fri May 27, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Glacier Creek; Chugach Mtns.
Replies: 33
Views: 17470

Re: Glacier Creek; Chugach Mtns.

Just ran Glacier from the hand tram back to the bridge in Girdwood yesterday (5/26/11). I havn't run this river more than 6 times, but I have never really seen a good correletion between the gauge and teh actual river level at teh put in. The gauge looked high, but teh river is actually low. Still e...
by rupe
Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Lower Eagle River
Replies: 8
Views: 3795

Re: Lower Eagle River

10 of us couldn't wait for full blown summer, and ran bridge to bridge yesterday (4/28/11). It was low, and not ideal, but damn it was good to be on the water again. It was all iced over at the putin, but if you just walk under the bridge and put-in there, it's fine. We did have to portage twice due...