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by PatriotBliss
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Packrafting through the rhine valley?
Replies: 1
Views: 2961

Packrafting through the rhine valley?

So, I just moved to Wiesbaden and was looking for a pack raft trip. Was thinking about floating the rhine through the castle-cruise ship route from Rudesheim to Koblenz or one of the other villages along the shore, then hopping on the DB back to Rudesheim. Are any of you familiar with the legality o...
by PatriotBliss
Wed May 05, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Northeast
Topic: Mather Gorge (near DC)
Replies: 5
Views: 5122

Mather Gorge (near DC)

Just had a fun little daytrip just outside DC near Great Falls National Park. If you happen to find yourself in DC for business or something take your packraft to this little destination. Go to great falls park and ditch your vehicle at the "difficult run" parking area. From there hike north on the ...
by PatriotBliss
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpacka Raft and Feathercraft
Replies: 19
Views: 19967

Alpacka Raft and Feathercraft

So, in addition to having an alpacka raft I also like to play around in a feathercraft sea kayak. While looking at one of their pages http://fckayaks.wordpress.com/ I noticed that they said they were now marketing an inflatable that looks nearly exactly like an alpacka. I remember hearing somewhere ...
by PatriotBliss
Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crocodiles?
Replies: 10
Views: 4287

Re: Crocodiles?---no worries

Never been to Guatemala, but I've had my alpacka in with alligators many a time at Kisatchie Bayou, the Sabine River, and Whiskey Chitto creek down here in the wretched state of louisiana. (I think I'm still the only packrafter in louisiana). Every time they see me they panic and attempt to swim awa...
by PatriotBliss
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Kisatchie Bayou
Replies: 3
Views: 3214

Re: Kisatchie Bayou

Hasn't happened to me in a packraft yet. In a regular kayak a few times I've been bumped but usually the gator is just trying to get away through shallow water when I surprised them going up a narrow channel. Though there's not much to like about the state of Louisiana at least the gators make outdo...
by PatriotBliss
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: What custom boat mods would you like?
Replies: 43
Views: 22166

Re: What custom boat mods would you like?

Hello What I would like is a small inflatable thwart shaped like the bow of the boat for my Denali Llama. When I do just a little day trip I don't need the extra space in the front under my pack. At the moment I take a paddle float from my sea kayak and inflate it to take up the extra six inches so ...
by PatriotBliss
Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Kisatchie Bayou
Replies: 3
Views: 3214

Kisatchie Bayou

So finally found a decent packrafting trip in the elevation deprived state of Louisiana. A day hike up the Caroline Dorman trail in the Kisatchie national forest will reward you with a nice float down the rain swelled Kisatchie Bayou. Though in summer this is a typical bayou (with water moving so sl...
by PatriotBliss
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Placer River-Spencer Glacier
Replies: 1
Views: 2522

Placer River-Spencer Glacier

Was just wondering if anyone had floated the Placer river down on the northern tip of the Kenai. If so is there a way to trek into the vicinity of spencer glacier and then packraft out. It looked like a fairly easy float but very scenic. Has anyone done this? If so I'm interested in what route you t...
by PatriotBliss
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Thaw might be here..which river do you think will open up fi
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

Thaw might be here..which river do you think will open up fi

Hey, just wondering if anyone has noted which rivers normally open up sometime in April. Knik, Kenai, Resurrection...etc. Trying to plan the next few months and was wondering what people were thinking the first at least semi-safe run would be?
Jeremy