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by danny
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Action Alerts
Topic: Yellowstone and Grand Teton Action Alert
Replies: 1
Views: 2962

Re: Yellowstone and Grand Teton Action Alert

Given who's at the helm of Interior these days, has there been any thought to reopening the push for recreational floating in Yellowstone?
by danny
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Montana
Topic: Trip Guide to South Fork of the Flathead
Replies: 17
Views: 17706

Re: Trip Guide to South Fork of the Flathead

Just did a short weekend trip on the S Fork. Parked at Spotted Bear RS, hiked up to Meadow Creek airstrip on the east side trail, camped out there, and floated back to the car the next day. It's a beautiful stretch but at 320 cfs it was a little gravelly and slow at times. Didn't see another human s...
by danny
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: Glacier National Park
Replies: 13
Views: 10619

Re: Glacier National Park

Had a great time on MacDonald Creek this past weekend. The stretch from the lake to the Quarter Circle bridge is like the Clearwater canoe trail down in Seeley in that its short, shuttling is easy and it's perfect for kids, even the littlest ones. Even better than Clearwater-- there's solid views, g...
by danny
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness
Replies: 17
Views: 7274

Re: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness

Montana...where a guy will interrupt his Memorial Day weekend plans to: drive your crying crippled ass 30 miles from Benchmark to Augusta, arrange for an ambulance, go back to Benchmark, search for and FIND your boat caught in a strainer on some random flooded creek, and mail it back to you. Is ther...
by danny
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: DC area and greater Southeast partners
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: DC area and greater Southeast partners

I don't live in DC but used to. The middle and lower Yough are great Class II-III. It's about 18 miles. Obviously you have to portage around Ohiopyle falls. In the summer you will very much not be alone. If you want solitude (and pretty incredible civil war history), check out the almost-never-run M...
by danny
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: North Fork Blackfoot River (MT)
Replies: 3
Views: 2270

Re: North Fork Blackfoot River (MT)

I'd like to float the lower portion of the N Fork, from Dry Gulch rd bridge, under 200, taking out at Harry Morgan FAS. Are there any rapids of significance on this stretch? Will there be enough aqua in mid July? It looks pleasant on google earth but trying to double check. Will be with wife in a Do...
by danny
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Packraft lost on Straight Creek (trib of SF Sun River) Montana
Replies: 0
Views: 342

Packraft lost on Straight Creek (trib of SF Sun River) Montana

Camo Alpacka Double Duck lost about 2 miles above confluence with the SF Sun.
by danny
Wed May 31, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness
Replies: 17
Views: 7274

Re: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness

I should followup that over Memorial Day Weekend I tried to add a bit of Straight Creek to the 'Fun in the Sun' route and I almost ended up dead. It was fast, bendy class II the whole way. I turned a blind corner about 2 miles above its confluence with the SF Sun, saw an almost-creek-wide strainer, ...
by danny
Tue May 23, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Montana
Topic: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness
Replies: 17
Views: 7274

Re: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness

Broken leg! Damn, that is just the pits. Seriously amazed you got out of there alive. I was thinking of doing the NF this weekend, and portaging around the nasty stuff near the reservoir. How did you get to the NF to put in? I'm sitting here looking at the Cairns map wondering if I should just walk ...
by danny
Tue May 02, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Alternative seats for Alpacka Double Duck
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Alternative seats for Alpacka Double Duck

I'm looking to replace the stock seats that came with the DD. Really looking for the most comfortable option. Ideally there would be a way to rig the front seat so that person need not lean back against a pack or the legs of the rear paddler. Any leads would be much appreciated!
by danny
Tue May 02, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Montana
Topic: Boating restrictions in Glacier this year
Replies: 0
Views: 441

Boating restrictions in Glacier this year

https://www.nps.gov/glac/learn/news/glacier-to-lift-restrictions-on-hand-propelled-boats-with-invasive-species-inspections-this-season.htm Nothing too serious. Generally: - No boating at all pre-5/15 - Lake McDonald and North Fork open 5/15 - All other waters open 6/1 - All boats, packrafts included...
by danny
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Montana
Topic: Calm(er) water trips in Western MT
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Calm(er) water trips in Western MT

Awesome info here, thanks Dave. Your Glacier guide deserves print publication!
by danny
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Asia
Topic: Kurdistan
Replies: 0
Views: 371

Kurdistan

Anyone have any contacts in Kurdistan, Iraq, for running the rivers there? I was in Baghdad from 09-13-- no desire to brave the Tigris or Euphrates at this time but there are a few rivers up north that look like a damn good time.
by danny
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Northeast
Topic: HUDSON RIVER: Source to Sea
Replies: 1
Views: 3653

Re: HUDSON RIVER: Source to Sea

wow. impressive mental and physical fortitude. I always wanted to do a lap around Manhattan but I feared getting clobbered by the SI ferry
by danny
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Montana
Topic: Blackfoot River (River Junction to Scott Brown)
Replies: 0
Views: 362

Blackfoot River (River Junction to Scott Brown)

Just did this run yesterday with my wife in our new camo Alpacka Double Duck. The gauge at Nevada Creek was about 4.47 ft. It was a little low but scraping is avoidable with minimal attention. We actually put in about 1/2 mile above River Junction where there was a beautiful campsite. Didn't see ano...
by danny
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Montana
Topic: Calm(er) water trips in Western MT
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Calm(er) water trips in Western MT

Man, this forum is an amazing source of info. My wife and I recently upgraded from a crap inflatable kayak to an Alpacka Double Duck and we're looking for less rowdy float trips in Western MT this spring/summer. We like anything between the flat and slow (like the Clearwater Canoe Trail) up to and i...