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by pd4
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Arizona & New Mexico
Topic: New Mexico PR's.
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

Re: New Mexico PR's.

I cut my teeth in AK packrafting (figuratively). Wished I would have done some more up there, PR paradise, but super cold water. And let's face it, never was too warm out in the summer when you step out of the boat. Brrrr. I look forward to not always having to wear my drysuit and numb hands. Anyway...
by pd4
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Arizona & New Mexico
Topic: New Mexico PR's.
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

New Mexico PR's.

I have been in NM a little over a year, spent most of my time moutainbiking all over NM, UT, CO and AZ, Looking to do some PR now. Interested in mellow day trips, some WW and overnight/weekend stuff in NM, but also parts of UT and CO. Hit me up if interested.

Cheers,

Patrick
by pd4
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Product Review 2011 Alpacka Llama
Replies: 2
Views: 6417

Re: Product Review 2011 Alpacka Llama

+1 on the deck. I have the beefy deck and it is not much of a improvement over the old one. It doesn't come close to matching the bomber construction of Alpackas. I had to dump way too often on the Lil Su today. It would be nice to see Alpacka put more emphasis on a more watertight deck. I don't min...
by pd4
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Looking for some Irish packrafters
Replies: 0
Views: 883

Looking for some Irish packrafters

Going to be in Meath county for 10 days I believe. I get arrive 9/19 in Dublin and then me and some relatives are renting a house in Meath. My visit is to see family I have never met in Ireland but I wouldn't mind getting out for some paddling if possible.

Patrick
by pd4
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: Alpacka spray deck: The weak link for WW.
Replies: 0
Views: 1286

Alpacka spray deck: The weak link for WW.

Love the new boat design but the spraydeck doesn't come close to matching the toughness of the boat. I realize the intended purpose of Alpacka's but it would be nice to have like John says a more bomber option for white water. I hear they are working on a new WW boat, but I like mine, and who wants ...
by pd4
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Little Susitna
Replies: 10
Views: 4346

Re: Little Susitna

Ran Lil Su today. Gauge was 540 cfs at 1230. I went from the Motherlode to Gov campground. Wanted to run from Gov to the bridge but thought I would have been pushing my luck so I stuck to the upper section. Never felt too overwhelmed tho I did go for a brief swim. The new rafts allow to run at highe...
by pd4
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lakina River
Replies: 6
Views: 3587

Re: Lakina River

Ran the Lakina this weekend. I was wondering whose fresh boot prints I saw. The route was pretty straight forward. I only had some minor route finding which is to be expected. The Lakina was rowdy and you really need to be on top of your game given the remoteness. Don't think I would do this again a...
by pd4
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Curry to Clear Creek
Replies: 17
Views: 12134

Re: Curry to Clear Creek

Sounds like a fun trip. Too bad that landowners spoil the fun. If only they could be like the Red Gate owner and others. Pretty small part. I plan on checking it out anyways.
by pd4
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: South Fork of Eagle River
Replies: 68
Views: 21255

Re: South Fork of Eagle River

Go by the Ship Creek flow. In my experience if it is less than 5ft then it can get pretty boney. I have ran it a little under 5 but much more fun when it is running higher.

Patrick
by pd4
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2009 Yak
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: 2009 Yak

sold
by pd4
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Cheap Sheep
Replies: 9
Views: 6630

Re: Cheap Sheep

We had a great time. Timed the weather and water level perfectly. The $$$ was well worth it. Getting down to the river was cake. Never felt overwhelmed by the rapids which is good because Sheep is out there and an accident would be bad news. Thanks John for the vid. Looking forward to getting out mo...
by pd4
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2009 Yak
Replies: 1
Views: 738

2009 Yak

600$ Red. Used in both flat and WW. Still in great shape. The bottom has scrapes from normal use. No patches or holes in the boat itself. Now the spraydeck was torn and I have patched it up. The deck still has life left in it but you will probably have it replaced at some point. I would prefer a dea...
by pd4
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: PR partners
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

PR partners

Always looking to get out. Have a few friends already but looking for more. I am free during the week or on weekends. Feel comfortable up to Class 3+ but still working on that this season. Hopefully some Class 4 depending how much I get out. Looking to do some WW along with some mellow overnight flo...
by pd4
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Northern
Topic: Brooks Range PR this summer.
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Brooks Range PR this summer.

Just looking to see if anyone may be interested in doing a Brooks trip this coming August. Would like to go for a couple weeks. I have a couple of ideas but I am open to suggestions. Never to early to start planning.

Cheers,

Patrick
by pd4
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Sheep Creek
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Sheep Creek

Gauging interest to see if some folks are interested in running Sheep Creek with Akjohn and I next weekend(8/14 or 15). Pretty reasonable price to fly in if it involves 3 or 4 people. Get a hold of me if interested.

Patrick
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by pd4
Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Resurrection Creek
Replies: 7
Views: 3015

Re: Resurrection Creek

Ran Resurrection today. I hiked about 5 miles up the trail thereabouts and floated down to Hope. Some fun drops and wavetrains but nothing too scary. Some sweepers which can be avoided. Near the finish I had to portage a couple of trees which completely block the creek. With six mile running high th...
by pd4
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: South Fork of Eagle River
Replies: 68
Views: 21255

Re: South Fork of Eagle River

I ran the middle segment today and had a blast. It gets quite rowdy below the red driveway bridge. I wanted to do it again but I felt like I may be pushing my luck. A couple of those drops are no joke. If anyone wants to get out and do it this week after work let me know. Any night but tuesday works...
by pd4
Tue May 25, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Packrafting this weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 548

Packrafting this weekend

If anyone want's to get out this weekend give me a call. Weather looks good up north. Would like to camp out maybe do a overnight or string together a couple day trips. I am comfortable with PR2-3.

Patrick
206-390-8841
by pd4
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Campground Rapids, ER
Replies: 6
Views: 1588

Re: Campground Rapids, ER

A few of us may run ER this weekend into Ft. Rich or maybe Willow. I am always up for going. We just like to go out and have fun. Call or pm me if you are interested.

Patrick
206-390-8841
by pd4
Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Glacier Creek; Chugach Mtns.
Replies: 33
Views: 15010

Re: Glacier Creek; Chugach Mtns.

Ran Glacier today. I put in a little downstream from the tram. Didn't feel like being challenged right off the bat, though my start was swift enuff. Water level was good and I rode some nice wavetrains. I did scrape bottom a couple of times but figure I could have avoided that had I chosen a better ...
by pd4
Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Crow pass/Eagle river
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Crow pass/Eagle river

Anyone been lately? Just wanted some beta as far as log jams, snags etc. Going to do it sunday.

Cheers,
Patrick