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by theresa
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Compact ultralight Life Jacket
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Compact ultralight Life Jacket

Maybe on class 2 water, but that thing isn't going to help much during a real swim in rapids. Safety first.
by theresa
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: SF Flathead River - Partner Request
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: SF Flathead River - Partner Request

I need to be in the Jackson Hole area for the Roundup and then in Alaska by about the 20th of July. Humm...could be tricky to get the timing right. Let me know what you have coming together and I will see if it works with my schedule.
by theresa
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotorua & Queenstown New Zealand Help
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: Rotorua & Queenstown New Zealand Help

I will be traveling around the South Island for the next couple of weeks. I posted on the New Zealand Packrafting Facebook page for partners. Head over there if you are a Facebook user and maybe we could meetup for some paddling! I arrive March 24 and leave Christchurch on April 7th.
by theresa
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: SF Flathead River - Partner Request
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: SF Flathead River - Partner Request

Hey Mark- have you had any luck putting together a trip on the SF Flathead? I am interested in doing that run this summer. Late June looks better for me but with the big snowpack I'm not sure that will be the best timing. I'd love to hear if you have something coming together.

Theresa
by theresa
Mon May 23, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10 pound kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

Re: 10 pound kayak

This is great! Thanks for sharing, we would love to see you and your boats at the Roundup in Jackson Hole, July 8-10!
by theresa
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: packraft lifespan questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

Re: packraft lifespan questions

I've got three boats that are from the same era. The floors have taken the most abuse and are really in need of a replacement. The tubes no longer hold air as tight as a drum but they are in incredibly good shape considering their age. I have upgraded and now use these boats as loaners. One was padd...
by theresa
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Dirty Devil early April
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Dirty Devil early April

Thank you for the info....we have changed our plan to either Gates of Lodore or the Escalante, depending on weather. I'm sure I'll get back on the DD some day...
by theresa
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Min level to packraft escalante, Fence to Coyote
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: Min level to packraft escalante, Fence to Coyote

Yes, cfs....not feet. If you take the time to look around and have the capacity to store water for can use springs all the way down the river. Local knowledge can help locate springs on your map- check in town before you head out. I have been checking daily and the water has been around 5 cfs, perfe...
by theresa
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Min level to packraft escalante, Fence to Coyote
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: Min level to packraft escalante, Fence to Coyote

I have run it at both 2.0 and 2.5 cfs. This sounds ridiculously low, and it is. There is definitely a lot of butt scraping but it is do-able! I wouldn't take a brand new boat, but if you have something older to paddle (and don't mind a bit of damage to the floor) go for it. Here is a link to the vid...
by theresa
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Partners for Western Brooks Range
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Re: Partners for Western Brooks Range

Are you making any Alaska plans for summer 2016? I have the whole summer free and am hoping to get in a trip in the far north.

Theresa
by theresa
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: ANWR- Summer 2016, looking for a crew
Replies: 0
Views: 675

ANWR- Summer 2016, looking for a crew

I am determined to return to the arctic this summer. I have my eye on floating the Kongakut in ANWR but am open to other trips. My schedule is flexible but my first choice is to travel in mid to late August to avoid bugs. Second choice is to head up in mid June. I am looking for 2-3 experienced pack...
by theresa
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Dirty Devil early April
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Dirty Devil early April

i am looking for paddlers interested in a trip down the Dirty Devil river in early April. No guarantee that there will be runnable flows but I am hoping to put together a crew in case it is happening. I've done it once before, class 2 water, but quite remote and committing. Anyone interested?
by theresa
Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Kiwi packrafter looking for adventure buddies - WORLDWIDE!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

Re: Kiwi packrafter looking for adventure buddies - WORLDWID

Thanks for the responses. I may have a trip coming together for June, but that may fall apart and I will go back to planning for August. The river I have in mind is the Kongakut in ANWR. I have to be back in the Lower 48 by about August 26, so somewhere in the first three weeks of August is best. Th...
by theresa
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Kiwi packrafter looking for adventure buddies - WORLDWIDE!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

Re: Kiwi packrafter looking for adventure buddies - WORLDWID

I am starting to put together a trip in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in August of '16. Class II+ water, so pretty mellow, but very remote. Any chance that is the type of thing you are looking for?
by theresa
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Kiwi packrafter looking for adventure buddies - WORLDWIDE!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

Re: Kiwi packrafter looking for adventure buddies - WORLDWID

Are you still looking to visit Alaska in 2016? I am hoping to return to the Brooks Range but don't have any committed partners at this time. I am a tough 'ol gal with a lot of packrafting experience and a desire to get as far off the beaten path as possible. August is looking like the best time for ...
by theresa
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portaging with a Cargo Fly
Replies: 3
Views: 3319

Re: Portaging with a Cargo Fly

Yes, the portage so are more difficult that just putting on your pack and carrying a super light boat, this was my concern when I upgraded a couple of years ago. I have developed a technique of putting one tube on my shoulder with the weight centered front to back, this works marginally well. If I a...
by theresa
Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roundup 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 5298

Roundup 2016

The 3rd annual Packraft Roundup has been set for July 8-10 at the Gros Ventre campground in Grand Teton National Park. This is a fantastic event for meeting other packrafters, picking up some tips, and running some of the best water the lower 48 has to offer. Putit on your calendar and see the Ameri...
by theresa
Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Bob Marshall 2016. No longer...
Replies: 7
Views: 3500

Re: Bob Marshall 2016

Thanks Dave- you are the one with information on that area, so I defer to your advice... I hope that we see you at the Roundup down here in Jackson next summer and I hope your little family is doing well!
by theresa
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Bob Marshall 2016. No longer...
Replies: 7
Views: 3500

Re: Bob Marshall 2016

Hey there Brad - me again. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your plan for the Bob next summer is unlikely to work out in July/August. I tried to do a similar trip this past summer in early July and water levels were already too low. The good news is that the South and Middle Fork still had w...
by theresa
Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Desolation Canyon 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1418

Re: Desolation Canyon 2016

I am interested! My window is late March into early April. Let me know how your plans come together!

Theresa
by theresa
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: San Juan: Honaker 2 Slickhorn
Replies: 2
Views: 2561

Re: San Juan: Honaker 2 Slickhorn

I followed in David's footsteps and did this trip over the Thanksgiving break from school (also solo). It was a great late fall trip, permits very easy to obtain. There was a surprising amount of sunlight on the river, not as much shade as I expected. I saw exactly 0 people, the only drawback to doi...
by theresa
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Partners for Brooks/North Slope in June
Replies: 4
Views: 2271

Re: Partners for Brooks/North Slope in June

Did you find a partner and get in a trip in June? I know that I am way ahead of the game but I am starting to think about next summer. My sweatheart/regular partner won't be able to join me in Alaska next summer so I am starting to look for travel companions. I would like to return to the Brooks Ran...
by theresa
Fri May 23, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: How to do the research?
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

Re: How to do the research?

I strongly suggest figuring out feet of drop per mile. You can do this with topos or on Google Earth. Personally, if I find a drop of around 50-60 feet per mile it is probably runnable. When things get up to 80-100 feet per mile it may be runnable in sections but you will probably be doing some port...
by theresa
Sat May 26, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: Middle Fork of the Flathead
Replies: 10
Views: 6757

Re: Middle Fork of the Flathead

What gauge should I be looking at for the MF Flathead. The one that I found is really high (which could just be run-off), I want to make sure that I am looking at the correct gauge. Thinking about doing this trip end of June/Beginning on July and could make it a 7-10 trip. Any suggestions on how to ...
by theresa
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness - S. Fork Flathead
Replies: 14
Views: 15941

Re: Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness - S. Fork Flathead

I am thinking about heading out next week to do some variation of this trip. The flows are looking pretty high, but I don't know the area at all, and don't know what is to high. Which gauge should I be looking at, and which section would run best during these flows? Hoping to spend 5-6 days out....
by theresa
Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Dirty Devil float and shuttle
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Re: Dirty Devil float and shuttle

You must be half of the couple that we saw when we were floating the DD last week! Hope you had as nice of a time as we had!Let me know if you are ever looking to packraft in the Jackson Hole area....got any plans brewing for the summer?

Theresa
by theresa
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Hart Lake and River in Grand Tetons
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Hart Lake and River in Grand Tetons

I would be happy to meet up with you for some beers and map talk. We will still be deep in winter in early March, so getting here may be out of your way; but if you are a skier it may be worth it. I am hoping to get out the packrafts in early March to do a raft/ski in the Snake River Canyon.
by theresa
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Hart Lake and River in Grand Tetons
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Hart Lake and River in Grand Tetons

There is a bunch of great packrafting in this area that is legal. The Buffalo Fork of the Snake has great and Pacific Creek are two of my favorites. The water is usually good from the beginning of July until mid August (sometimes later). The window on Pacific creek is shorter than the Buffalo. If yo...
by theresa
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Hart Lake and River in Grand Tetons
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Hart Lake and River in Grand Tetons

The short answer is "nothing doing". Yellowstone does not allow boat travel on any river within their boundaries (and Grand Teton only allows it on the Snake). That doesn't mean that it has never been done, but don't go asking for a permit. BTW, there is lots of great packrafting in this area that i...
by theresa
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Spring Escalante - Request for Partners
Replies: 31
Views: 10139

Re: Spring Escalante - Request for Partners

I did end running the Escalante this spring with a group of people that I was introduced to via this forum!We were on the water from May 16-22 and the flows were at a minimum during the whole trip (2-15 cfs at the gauge) We did the whole thing, Hiway 12 to the lake. I would highly recommend (and nex...
by theresa
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Spring Escalante - Request for Partners
Replies: 31
Views: 10139

Re: Spring Escalante - Request for Partners

It is soooo nice to hear that there is a good snowpack down there! My email is fancyplants at wyoming dot com, please email me if you need partners and when you zero in on a timeframe (I know that it may be short notice) My work situation is very flexible right now so I can go with little notice. I'...
by theresa
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:32 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Spring Escalante - Request for Partners
Replies: 31
Views: 10139

Re: Spring Escalante - Request for Partners

I have been mulling over an Escalante or Dirty Devil trip this spring myself. I looked at the watershed data a week or so ago and thought that things weren't looking that great down there (not that great up here in Jackson Hole either!) Still hoping to do one of those trips this spring though. My sc...
by theresa
Thu May 29, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Escalante River, Utah
Replies: 18
Views: 15812

Re: Escalante River, Utah

She does have her own boat, or more accurately, she will be learning to use one of mine this summer. She has a lot of river days under her belt and a lot of time paddling a kayak around on our local lakes. We are going to give it try this summer on really gentle water after the melt-off is done. You...
by theresa
Wed May 28, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Escalante River, Utah
Replies: 18
Views: 15812

Re: Escalante River, Utah

Sheri-
Was there any technical paddling on your float. I am thinking about taking my 8 year old daughter on that trip next spring, she hasn't exactly had time to hone her paddling skills yet!

Thanks- Theresa