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by GoBlueHiker
Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SOLD: 2010 Alpaca Raft and Sawyer Paddle
Replies: 5
Views: 1964

Re: FS: 2010 Alpaca Raft and Sawyer Paddles

Possibly interested.

A couple questions:
Spraydeck included, or open-top?
When you say "Sawyers paddles", you're referring to just one I presume (or are you selling multiple paddles)?
by GoBlueHiker
Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Repairing a Split Seat?
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: Repairing a Split Seat?

Well, yeah, if it were just a "several-inch hole", I probably would have patched it & been fine. But the whole thing was torn completely in half, with only a 1" flap of nylon (one of the welded end-seams) still holding it together. Mine was an older boat without the detachable seat, so I'm glad I se...
by GoBlueHiker
Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Repairing a Split Seat?
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: Repairing a Split Seat?

Never mind. I'm just shipping it in for repair, and they're swapping out the seat in the shop. Thanks!

- Mike
by GoBlueHiker
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Repairing a Split Seat?
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Repairing a Split Seat?

Hello, I have a several-year old Yukon Yak that needs repairs. Running some local rapids over the weekend I managed to split my seat right down the middle while bouncing over a rock. About 200 yards later I got flipped and the raft got caught in the spin cycle for awhile. After getting out, the seat...
by GoBlueHiker
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Test, just a test
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Re: Test, just a test

I agree with andrewallen. As is obvious (now that they SPAMMed every single forum on these pages with Viagra and MP3 spam), such posts only lead to more SPAM. If someone has nothing to add to the forums, they don't need to be here. If they post with the only purpose to see if it ends up in a Google ...
by GoBlueHiker
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little fun with Google Earth (YouTube video).
Replies: 0
Views: 712

A little fun with Google Earth (YouTube video).

If this shoulda gone in the "YouTube Videos" thread, I apologize in advance. I kinda figured this is more about Google Earth than it is about YouTube. Anyhoo, we're planning a trip this summer in Northern British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest. I'm a big fan of Google Earth for helping plan an off...
by GoBlueHiker
Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Canada
Topic: Princess Royal Island, July/Aug '09
Replies: 2
Views: 2678

Re: Princess Royal Island, July/Aug '09

So wait, you're saying there's like, trees n' stuff there? No one told me that! I'd better rethink this. ;) I'm happy to have found a couple other folks to go. I was considering it solo, but promised my wife I'd look for partners on this particular journey, so here I am (unlike you, not all our sign...
by GoBlueHiker
Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: Canada
Topic: Princess Royal Island, July/Aug '09
Replies: 2
Views: 2678

Princess Royal Island, July/Aug '09

Heya folks, I just thought I'd chime in and let y'all know about the trip we're planning across Princess Royal Island in the Great Bear Rainforest this next summer. Here's the gist of it: 3 guys 3 weeks (21 days) One island 869 square miles of ancient temperate rainforest No residents No roads No tr...
by GoBlueHiker
Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packraft vs. IT
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Re: Packraft vs. IT

I've packrafted down rapids plenty o' times, and tubed down plenty smaller ones (usually on a bright summer day with a cooler of beer somewhere near), but I've never tried paddling with an innertube. I'm not even sure how you'd make that work. I won't say it can't be done, but I'm more than a bit sk...
by GoBlueHiker
Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: montana video
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Re: montana video

LOL... definitely a bit over-dramatic, but it looks like a fun trip nonetheless. Well done.

"4 days... 4 ways.... to die." [bum-bum-bum]

:lol:
by GoBlueHiker
Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lost Coast Bike / raft
Replies: 16
Views: 4590

Re: Lost Coast Bike / raft

Man, I'm jealous. If you waited 30 seconds for the waves to hit you, you definitely had a lot more breathing room in there than I was looking at the year before. At the time, I clocked it at 12 seconds from the time the glacier calved to when the waves crashed against the cliffs. The pictures you to...
by GoBlueHiker
Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lost Coast Bike / raft
Replies: 16
Views: 4590

Re: Lost Coast Bike / raft

CST, Very cool. I remember you guys naming that "Terror Gap"... a fitting moniker. I sat for two days at Gilbert Point, watching the Glacier calve in the channel through a pair of 8x21 binoculars. And you're right... those swells are friggin' huge. I recall in my journal estimating some of the bigge...
by GoBlueHiker
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lost Coast Bike / raft
Replies: 16
Views: 4590

Re: Lost Coast Bike / raft

My trip wasn't as ambitious as your guys'... being solo, that was probably a good thing. Anyhoo, I stayed mostly in Russell Fjord. I hitched out of Yakutat, walked up to Situk Lake http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/7846/2557254680048118997S600x600Q85.jpg and then up to Mountain Lake, http://inlineth...
by GoBlueHiker
Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lost Coast Bike / raft
Replies: 16
Views: 4590

Re: Lost Coast Bike / raft

yep, that's the Hubbard alright. the Gap is just beyond looker's right in that photo, past the small black chunk of land sticking out. Osier Island, which the Gazetteer shows as freestanding in the middle of the Gap, is covered entirely by ice and cannot be seen. Yeah, I know... it's quite a sight!...
by GoBlueHiker
Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lost Coast Bike / raft
Replies: 16
Views: 4590

Re: Lost Coast Bike / raft

Great trip, man! :mrgreen: That's the Hubbard Glacier in that first shot, right? (It looks familiar... I was there for awhile myself.)

I'm just curious... how many days were you guys out?

- Mike
by GoBlueHiker
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Princess Royal Island, BC - July/Aug '09
Replies: 3
Views: 2969

Re: Princess Royal Island, BC - July/Aug '09

Arturgreen wrote:Well I can't go... but I sure as hell wish I could. :)

Sounds like an awesome trip.
Well Artur, lemme know if plans change... I'm only looking for a small group (2-3 individuals), but there's still space available.

- Mike
by GoBlueHiker
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Princess Royal Island, BC - July/Aug '09
Replies: 3
Views: 2969

Princess Royal Island, BC - July/Aug '09

I've spent much of my adult life exploring the temperate rainforests of Oregon, WA and SE Alaska, giving various talks on my experiences there. A couple years ago I managed to get an Alpacka Raft (something I'd been drooling over for several years), and have since been able to take some pretty spect...
by GoBlueHiker
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Alpacka offers new packraft Paddle
Replies: 21
Views: 8022

Re: Alpacka offers new packraft Paddle

forrestmccarthy wrote:You can protect the end with rubber floor protector made for a chair leg. You can get them at your local hardware store.
Perfect. Thanks.

- Mike
by GoBlueHiker
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Alpacka offers new packraft Paddle
Replies: 21
Views: 8022

Re: Alpacka offers new packraft Paddle

Any input on using the middle sections (the adjustable shaft) as a walking stick? Normally when I'm out on a longer trip, I carry the paddle (completely collapsed) in my pack shovel-pocket, and have trekking poles when walking/schwacking through the woods & mountains. My current (el-cheapo) paddle s...
by GoBlueHiker
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: ICELAND???
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

Re: ICELAND???

I am planning a trip up to Greenland (Iceland's icier big sister) in the next few years. I've got a little route sketched out going ~400 miles down the SW coast (I'm looking at roughly 30-40 days for it), from Kangerlussuaq to Nuuk (the capital city). It'll be mostly off-trail trekking, with a fair ...
by GoBlueHiker
Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Pack rafts and paddles for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Re: Pack rafts and paddles for sale

Karen,

You have e-mail. Thanks,

- Mike
by GoBlueHiker
Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just wanted to say hi!
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Just wanted to say hi!

Sweet! Thanks Shaggy... I didn't know that. My raft is an older one sans spray-deck, so I was considering getting that attached at some point. That'll make it a little easier. In the meantime, I'm just waiting for the high-water to hit here around Boulder. Boulder Creek is a blast when it's running ...
by GoBlueHiker
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just wanted to say hi!
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Just wanted to say hi!

Sara, I'm at CU-Boulder (working on my PhD). It's a bit of a change from Oregon (where I taught for several years before), but I'm getting used to things here in CO. More & more, when I'm driving around the area, I eye the rivers to see if (maybe) they'd be a good packrafting put-in. 'Tis a wonderfu...
by GoBlueHiker
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Wanted...
Topic: Wanted -- A Lighter Paddle (4-pc)
Replies: 0
Views: 977

Wanted -- A Lighter Paddle (4-pc)

I'm a dirt-poor grad-student right now (is there any other kind?) with a kid at home & another on the way, so I don't have a helluva lot to spend on new gear these days. Luckily, I picked my raft up for half-price when both my wife & I were working. Anyway, I have one 4-piece paddle that I currently...
by GoBlueHiker
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just wanted to say hi!
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Just wanted to say hi!

Hello folks... I just found this board yesterday, and I wanted to say hello! I'm a grad-student in Colorado (transplanted from Oregon) and I got an Alpacka just last year. I've taken it on one big trek to AK so far (plus a smattering of smaller local jaunts), and I'm really glad to find this Forum! ...