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by moabmatt
Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Central OHIO
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

Re: Central OHIO

Hi Maggie, Another central Ohio packrafter? Sweet! How did I miss this post? I grew up in Gahanna and will be back there the last couple weeks of December. I've had some great times packrafting in Ohio and look forward to getting out there again this month. Let me know if you're up for some boating!...
by moabmatt
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Packraft sizing with a fat bike
Replies: 2
Views: 2354

Re: Packraft sizing with a fat bike

A Yak sounds about right. Though you'd probably be best in an Alpaca without a bike, I think you'd appreciate a bit more room up front when bikerafting. I best fit into a Yak, but use a Llama for bikerafting (I ride a 20" Pugsley). I should mention that I don't use a spray deck, so it's easy for me ...
by moabmatt
Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Looking for a place to pack and ride. Need help with ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 2081

Re: Looking for a place to pack and ride. Need help with ide

I grew up in Ohio; don't overlook your backyard! It may not be Utah, but there are a lot more waterways in Ohio for sure. I've bikerafted the Licking, the Kokosing, Alum Creek and Clear Creek and they are all great fun. On future trips to Ohio I look forward to bikerafting the Little Miami, the Mohi...
by moabmatt
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Beginner trips on the Colorado
Replies: 4
Views: 2468

Re: Beginner trips on the Colorado

HI Nathan, Welcome to packrafting! The way you look at the backcountry is gonna change in a big way! What will also likely change is the way you consider river segments. For example, I'm not real interested in taking a packraft down much more than Class III whitewater, but I've packrafted Class V ri...
by moabmatt
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Fitting into the stuff sack
Replies: 4
Views: 4089

Re: Fitting into the stuff sack

I roll them up the same way they come from the factory, though one of our guides swears by the Roman Fold. I make sure I get as much air out of the chambers as possible. I first squeeze all the air out of the seat chambers then suck any residual air out with the mouth valves. Then lock the valve, of...
by moabmatt
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper Fit
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

Re: Proper Fit

What kind of boating are you doing with it? If it's for bikerafting, you want some extra room up front to accommodate the bike, so the Yak may be the ticket. On flatwater the Yak tracks better than the Alpaca. If you still want to brace your feet against something then you can put a pack (if your bo...
by moabmatt
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Partners for Utah, Colorado this summer
Replies: 6
Views: 2740

Re: Partners for Utah, Colorado this summer

Hi Brandon,

Swing by our canyoneering shop at 50 East Center Street in the Center Street Square. We're pretty busy guiding this time of year, but we do get out quite often on personal trips.

Matt
by moabmatt
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Man banned from canyon for illegal river run
Replies: 0
Views: 1311

Man banned from canyon for illegal river run

Anyone know more about this? I can see how this can cause problems for packrafters.

http://www.azdailysun.com/news/local/cr ... 002e0.html
by moabmatt
Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Drysuit on expedition?
Replies: 3
Views: 3254

Re: Drysuit on expedition?

Yes, it does depend. For cold weather trips I almost always wear Kokotat's Supernova. It has a neoprene neck, so veru comfortable though not completely watertight. I certainly wouldn't want to go on a swim in heavy rapids with it. Many of my packraft outings have a canyoneering component to them and...
by moabmatt
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Packraft creeks and rivers near Grand Junction, CO
Replies: 7
Views: 3799

Re: Packraft creeks and rivers near Grand Junction, CO

Hi Doug, Look me up when you get to GJ. I haven't done much in Colorado except San Miguel, Dolores and the Yampa. While you can boat long sections of these with your IK or canoe, there are shorter sections of these rivers that you can "cherry pick" with a packraft and forego the long shuttles and/or...
by moabmatt
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Bike + Packraft - sizing help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 2426

Re: Bike + Packraft - sizing help needed

Hi McNik, This one's a no brainer. Get the Llama. I'm 5'10", 165lbs with a 32" inseam. I definitely prefer the Llama for bikerafting. Being a bit bigger than me I think you'll feel pretty cramped with your bike, plus camp gear, in anything less than the Llama. Because of our guide business I've had ...