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by alaska_lanche
Fri May 06, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Southwest
Topic: Karluk River, Kodiak
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Re: Karluk River, Kodiak

Just floated this river 2 weeks ago. Mellow river and super easy. What else would you like to know about it.
by alaska_lanche
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2011 Denali Llama w/Spray Deck
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Re: 2011 Denali Llama w/Spray Deck

SOLD!!!!
by alaska_lanche
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2011 Denali Llama w/Spray Deck
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

2011 Denali Llama w/Spray Deck

This is a 2011 (New Style) Denali Llama w/Spray Deck. Only used on one trip. Just don't use this raft as much as I thought I would. In like new condition. Comes with inflation bag of course as well. Will also include the Z-Lite Thermarest mat cut to the shape of the floor as well. http://i184.photob...
by alaska_lanche
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2009 Yukon Yak w/Spray Deck (Pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 1786

Re: 2009 Yukon Yak w/Spray Deck (Pics)

Packraft is now sold.
by alaska_lanche
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2009 Yukon Yak w/Spray Deck (Pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 1786

Re: 2009 Yukon Yak w/Spray Deck (Pics)

Steve,

Not sure if my PMs are going through or not as they are not appearing in my "sent" folder just my outbox and I have tried several times. Try e-mailing me instead at cpg25@hotmail.com and we can go from there.

Thanks
by alaska_lanche
Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2009 Yukon Yak w/Spray Deck (Pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 1786

Re: 2009 Yukon Yak w/Spray Deck (Pics)

Yes still for sale
by alaska_lanche
Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2009 Yukon Yak w/Spray Deck (Pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 1786

Re: 2009 Yukon Yak w/Spray Deck (Pics)

$800 takes both or $775 raft.
by alaska_lanche
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2009 Yukon Yak w/Spray Deck (Pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 1786

2009 Yukon Yak w/Spray Deck (Pics)

2009 Yukon Yak for sale in great condition that has a spray deck on it. I also have a 2-piece Aquabond kayak paddle that I can throw in. Here are a few pics of the raft: http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x8/alaska_lanche/IMG_2346.jpg http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x8/alaska_lanche/IMG_2337.jpg ...
by alaska_lanche
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Wanted...
Topic: (not) WANTED: Alpaca or Yak (found a boat)
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: WANTED: Alpaca or Yak

I have a 2009 Yukon Yak for sale in great condition that has a spray deck on it. I also have a 2-piece Aquabond kayak paddle that I can throw in. Here are a few pics of the raft: http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x8/alaska_lanche/IMG_2346.jpg http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x8/alaska_lanche/IMG_...
by alaska_lanche
Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Decked Denali Llama and Yukon Yak for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

Re: Decked Denali Llama and Yukon Yak for sale

The Denali Llama has been sold. The yukon yak is still for sale.
by alaska_lanche
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Decked Denali Llama and Yukon Yak for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

Decked Denali Llama and Yukon Yak for sale

Selling two boats in great condition. 1)2009 Blue Denali Llama with spray deck. Has re-enforced floor patches for wear in shallow creek and is in great condtion. 2)2009 Mud Brown Yukon Yak with spray deck. Has one small patch on it that was repaired by Alpacka Raft themselves. Other than that the bo...
by alaska_lanche
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Air Mattress Flooring
Replies: 12
Views: 5361

Re: Air Mattress Flooring

Does it have to be an inflatable air mattress. Would thermarest ridgerest or some other closed cell foam sleeping pad just to the exact dimensions of the packraft floor work as well. I realize it won't work quite as well likely as a inflatable pad, but I am thinking it could help and CCF pads are ch...
by alaska_lanche
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Well finally did the classic (Windy/Sanctuary)
Replies: 2
Views: 1795

Well finally did the classic (Windy/Sanctuary)

Being as I grew up in Cantwell, I am ashamed that it took me 3 years of owning a packraft to get around to doing this classic trip. Anyways, I can see why its a classic and great for beginners. 18 miles of hiking and 16 miles of mild, but fun for newbies, floating. Left my cabin at 5 am and got to t...
by alaska_lanche
Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: underfloor protection
Replies: 7
Views: 4051

Re: underfloor protection

I recently got back from a 100+ mile backpack/packraft trip and had a couple things mentioned above happen. A seat weld blew out while paddling across a lake 10 miles into the trip. Not wanting this to stop the trip and wanting to protect my bootay I used eVent dry sack that had a couple sleeping ba...
by alaska_lanche
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Disappointment Creek, Talkeetna Mountains
Replies: 3
Views: 1865

Re: Disappointment Creek, Talkeetna Mountains

Dang Roman,

Thats some hardcore stuff for sure!!! I know you talked about having me tag along on some trips. Perhaps we should start me on "pansy runs" like sixmile, ship creek,little su, and the like prior to jumping into that. :D
by alaska_lanche
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hardsided protective packraft cases???
Replies: 9
Views: 2180

Re: Hardsided protective packraft cases???

John, Yeah I thought about the cooler route, but then decided against it as it would be very awkward to carry on my back (bulky) and quite heavy (lightest one weighs in at 17 lbs of the Yeti line). Plus if could essentially accomplish the same thing with a standard action packer and a ratchet strap ...
by alaska_lanche
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hardsided protective packraft cases???
Replies: 9
Views: 2180

Re: Hardsided protective packraft cases???

Yeah Andrew its above treeline which isn't all that high here in AK, but its high enough that the hanging option would be able 3' off the ground at the most. :D
by alaska_lanche
Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hardsided protective packraft cases???
Replies: 9
Views: 2180

Re: Hardsided protective packraft cases???

Thanks guys. yeah I thought about the diameter being big enough to prevent it getting in the bears mouth. I guess I should have mentioned I was going to cache them in a tree so I am just as worried about squirrels as I am bears. As far as being wet in a barrel for a week.....I have to admit I have a...
by alaska_lanche
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hardsided protective packraft cases???
Replies: 9
Views: 2180

Re: Hardsided protective packraft cases???

I am sure the drum idea would work but that is pretty bulky to carry in additon to my gear for a week plus of backpacking and my packrafting stuff. Weight is a bit of a consideration I guess.
by alaska_lanche
Fri May 14, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Peters Hills - Tokositna River
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Re: Peters Hills - Tokositna River

Not going in via Petersville Rd. but I'll be on the Tokositna and Ruth river 27th-29th. Going to explore the Ruth moraine a little. The geological features on that moraine look pretty awesome (kettle ponds and boiling river coming out of the river meeting into the Ruth River). Plus the Ruth river lo...
by alaska_lanche
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Yukon Yak for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Re: Yukon Yak for sale

Packraft has been sold.

Thanks
by alaska_lanche
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Yukon Yak for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Re: Yukon Yak for sale

Price dropped to $450 with inflation bag included.
by alaska_lanche
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Yukon Yak for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Re: Yukon Yak for sale

Nope, no spray skirt on this model. I bought it from a friend that only used it to float a 15 mile stretch of class II water twice and my wife used it to float about 23 miles of Class II water. All deep slow river so no dragging. No wear or abrasion on this raft.
by alaska_lanche
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Yukon Yak for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Yukon Yak for sale

I have an older Yukon Yak for sale. Same dimensions and weight of the current model. Main differences is that the seat is independent from the boat (which is nice if you are looking at saving weight), and the valve cap is located on the front of the boat rather than the rear. It looks exactly like t...
by alaska_lanche
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Double duty splash/shell?
Replies: 1
Views: 906

Re: Double duty splash/shell?

A couple options here if you are looking for a top:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=898
by alaska_lanche
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Thoughts on this paddle top??
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Thoughts on this paddle top??

Looking at cutting gear and lightening my pack as I have a couple 100+ mile treks planned this summer. In the past I have always taken a paddle top and a uber light rain coat on trips. I did this for two reasons 1)Being as I like the how much better a rain coat breaths over just a dry top 2) I like ...
by alaska_lanche
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Happy River (Alaska Range)
Replies: 11
Views: 3578

Re: Happy River (Alaska Range)

Great looking trip Roman. Looks like a ton of fun. Thanks for posting the youtube vids. Helps break up the work day. :D
by alaska_lanche
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Windy Creek (Denali National Park)
Replies: 2
Views: 2709

Windy Creek (Denali National Park)

This float was a mission to rescue a couple friends abandoned raft on the Windy Creek. They had planned to float the creek out in a little $60 walmart special with dinky little paddles and quickly found out after about 2 miles that not being able to steer is kind of a problem. :D So my wife and I hi...
by alaska_lanche
Thu May 28, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: 30 mile packraft float with the same put in and take out
Replies: 4
Views: 5579

30 mile packraft float with the same put in and take out

So got out for our first real packrafting trip this summer over Memorial Day Weekend cause the little su float doesn't really count. Anyways, I spend a good deal of time looking around on google earth for my next place to explore and figured I'd look into this float trip. The trip basically goes lik...
by alaska_lanche
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Hatchers reed lake to upper Kashwitna
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Re: Hatchers reed lake to upper Kashwitna

I asked this question last summer. Never got to do it, instead did some other trips to get my feet wet (pun intended) in packrafting. :D

Here is the link:

http://www.alpackaraft.com/forums/viewt ... ?f=6&t=263
by alaska_lanche
Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Hatchers Pass to Kashwitna??
Replies: 12
Views: 5081

Re: Hatchers Pass to Kashwitna??

Roman, Thanks for the info. I haven't gone yet. Just got the packrafts so kinda easing into the whole thing. Did the 15 mile float on upper ER to the Briggs Bridge one day and the bridge to bridge the next. These things sure are a lot of fun. As for now I'm stuck on the slope for the next 3 weeks. U...
by alaska_lanche
Fri May 23, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Hatchers Pass to Kashwitna??
Replies: 12
Views: 5081

Re: Hatchers Pass to Kashwitna??

Forest,

Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll tackle a few other trips prior to this one until I get some more experience with the packraft in whitewater. I've kayaked in Class III+ but I imagine its a different ball game in the raft. I appreciate all the info guys.

Thanks
by alaska_lanche
Fri May 23, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Hatchers Pass to Kashwitna??
Replies: 12
Views: 5081

Re: Hatchers Pass to Kashwitna??

CST, Thanks for the info. Did your friends mention if there was plenty of water to start rafting right were Barthoff dumps into the Kashwitna? Also did they say if it was basically Class I&II the whole way down or does the meandering start on the lower portion of the river? The meandering would be f...
by alaska_lanche
Thu May 22, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Hatchers Pass to Kashwitna??
Replies: 12
Views: 5081

Hatchers Pass to Kashwitna??

Has anyone ever floated the Kashwitna?? Trying to plan a few packrafting trips for the summer and thought that hiking from Hatchers Pass up Archangel Road and over the top into Bartholf Creek drainage and hike the valley down to the Kashwitna and then floating down to the Parks Highway Bridge. Looks...
by alaska_lanche
Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Packs for Packrafting
Replies: 40
Views: 16842

Re: Packs for Packrafting

Anyone try the Arcteryx NAOS packs??? I have the Arcteryx Bora and its bombproof. However the NAOS seems like a great combination between being waterproof and comfortable to hike with. Yeah they are expensive, but this way you only gotta buy a pack and forget about the dry bag. Just looking for inpu...