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by wfinley
Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Friends of the Chugach Fall Fundraiser with Luc Mehl
Replies: 0
Views: 1057

Friends of the Chugach Fall Fundraiser with Luc Mehl

http://www.cnfaic.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/cnfaic-poster-150-658x1024.jpg F-CNFAIC Annual Fundraiser! Luc Mehl November 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Beartooth Theatrepub, Anchorage AK Join F-CNFAIC for our 6th Annual Fundraiser featuring Luc Mehl! Friends of Chugach National Forest Avalanche...
by wfinley
Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Friends of the Chugach Fall Fundraiser with Luc Mehl
Replies: 0
Views: 2898

Friends of the Chugach Fall Fundraiser with Luc Mehl

http://www.cnfaic.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/cnfaic-poster-150-658x1024.jpg F-CNFAIC Annual Fundraiser! Luc Mehl November 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Beartooth Theatrepub, Anchorage AK Join F-CNFAIC for our 6th Annual Fundraiser featuring Luc Mehl! Friends of Chugach National Forest Avalanche...
by wfinley
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Alpacka Raft Cargo Fly
Replies: 17
Views: 12564

The Alpacka Raft Cargo Fly

http://www.alpackaraft.com/layouts/alpackaraft/images/fly.jpg The Cargo Fly is an airtight, waterproof zipper system in the stern of the boat. Opening this zipper allows access to the inside of the tubes to store your gear. With careful planning, everything can now go inside your raft rather than s...
by wfinley
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Re: Spammers

We've been upgraded. Hopefully the spam will stop. Many thanks to the people who marked topics as spam while waiting for the upgrade.
by wfinley
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Re: Spammers

Our version of phpBB is out of date... thus the deluge of spammers recently. I'll be upgrading to the latest / greatest version later this week. That should stop them for a while.
by wfinley
Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 314
Views: 101214

Re: Youtube Videos!

Have loved all the videos everyone is putting out. Not sure if these will embed okay as haven't done it before but here are a couple of ones I have made of packrafting in Australia on the Franklin and Snowy Rivers: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zdDXo3QG9SI" <ifr...
by wfinley
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 314
Views: 101214

Re: Youtube Videos!


Globalization comes to packrafting... here we have a vid of packrafting the Hozu river in Japan (just outside of Kyoto). The music is the great Japanese punk band Hi-Standard playing an Elvis cover. Turn it up!
by wfinley
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Re: Spammers

Sorry about the spam... but unless you update the code every month spam on forums is a fact of life. If you're familiar with PHPBB3 admin and want the power to nuke spammers let me know & I'll be happy to get you the privileges.
by wfinley
Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Admin deleted my account / all my posts
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Re: Admin deleted my account / all my posts

Just wanted to chime in and say that I'm the admin I'm sorry too. I'll be more careful in the future.

Sorry Nik!
by wfinley
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 314
Views: 101214

Re: Bikerafting Yakutat to Glacier Bay.

The automated forum nazi won't let me embed a vid or even post a link to it, for fear of my newbness here meaning spam. Anyone care to embed it, please? Or give me a workaround? It's on vimeo, vid # 25943565. Thanks, MC Got the Vimeo embed working... but you should really jump to the page to watch ...
by wfinley
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 314
Views: 101214

Re: Youtube Videos!

Luc's vid embedded.... but it really deserves a click though to his site above so you can watch the higher rez version.

by wfinley
Sun May 08, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpacka in the Dever Post
Replies: 0
Views: 812

Alpacka in the Dever Post

Nice article in today's Denver Press:

Mancos businesswoman creates lightweight "packrafts" to open paths less traveled
Read more: Mancos businesswoman creates lightweight "packrafts" to open paths less traveled
http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_18014119
by wfinley
Fri May 06, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Gulkana River
Replies: 4
Views: 2424

Re: Gulkana River

Saw some people in packrafts on it last summer. From Paxon to Sourdough it's a mellow float and the canyon is straight froward along with a good trail that you can scout / spot from. I have some pix here.
by wfinley
Fri May 06, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Coffee River, Alaska Range
Replies: 5
Views: 2108

Re: Coffee River, Alaska Range

I have not floated it but last year I was speaking with Artur Mannix in Talkeetna and he told me that years ago he took a canoe with a motor up the Coffee years ago to attempt the Broken Tooth. So I'm guessing pretty mellow if they got a canoe up the river.
by wfinley
Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 314
Views: 101214

Re: Youtube Videos!

wyattroscoe sent me this excellent vid. Great music for an urban adventure!
by wfinley
Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 314
Views: 101214

Re: Youtube Videos!

This vid is from RemoteRiverman. Enjoy!
by wfinley
Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Message from the Alpacka Designer: Mods & New Boat
Replies: 15
Views: 8230

Re: A Message from the Alpacka Designer: Mods & New Boat

It's Yukla... but it's not quite 8000' - the summit is 7535'. Comeon Roman - you know this stuff from your climbing days! :lol:
by wfinley
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpacka Sighting
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Alpacka Sighting

Proof in today's Anchorage Daily News that packrafts are no longer only for core wilderness travelers!
by wfinley
Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Active Topics Button
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: Active Topics Button

Not sure what's going on with the code. It seems to not want to run the correct query. Until I get it fixed use the "view new posts" option. (search.php?search_id=newposts)
by wfinley
Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forums Mission & Commercial Policy
Replies: 2
Views: 1836

Forums Mission & Commercial Policy

In case you hadn't noticed we recently migrated from Alpackaraft.com to our new server here at Packrafting.org. The objective of the Packrafting.org forums is to maintain a free and open discussion space for the greater packrafting community, without regard to craft type. The forums are moderated to...
by wfinley
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Wanted...
Topic: wanted packraft
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: wanted packraft

There are a couple packrafts on Ebay (as of 9/18) -- but caveat emptor. Note that the seller is in Indonesia and that they're pulling text and photos from our site without permission.
by wfinley
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Russian River - June 10th - Thoughts?
Replies: 2
Views: 989

Re: Russian River - June 10th - Thoughts?

Brian M wrote:So...is there any reason that this is a bad idea?
Some years the Russian is really really packed with fish prior to the opening -- if it's like that the bears will be thick. Make lots and lots of noise (not that noise will scare away bears fully habituated to people) and carry bear spray!
by wfinley
Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Felt Soul Media do Packrafts
Replies: 11
Views: 3329

Re: Felt Soul Media do Packrafts

Nice design on that site!

FYI - the dory article starts on page 97.
by wfinley
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Test, just a test
Replies: 6
Views: 1735

Re: Test, just a test

Looks like the hackers found a security hole; I can upgrade us to the latest version of PHPBB which should keep them at bay for a while!
by wfinley
Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Mobile Sauna for rafting.
Replies: 3
Views: 1869

Re: Mobile Sauna for rafting.

I once floated the Tana and a guy brought along a hot tub to soak in. It was a kiddie pool filled with river water and heated by water circulated through copper tubing over a fire by a motorcycle battery powered pump. After about 4 hours of circulation the water was over 100! A bit heavy for a packr...
by wfinley
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packrafting in the News
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Packrafting in the News

The morning after meeting them while anchored up at Barney's Hole, she went ashore to check on them. "You think of adventure people and you expect them to be up at the crack of dawn," she said. Not so for Parsons and Kentch, who at 9:30 a.m. were nowhere to be found, she said. Later they rolled out...
by wfinley
Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lost Coast Bike / raft
Replies: 16
Views: 4835

Re: Lost Coast Bike / raft

CST wrote:fun was had..
Image
Fun? Hmmm.... :lol:


I look forward to the film!
by wfinley
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Nenana / Riley questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1293

Re: Nenana / Riley questions

We floated the E. Fork of the Chulitna and it was lower than normal. The NOAA gage for the Nenana is here:
http://aprfc.arh.noaa.gov/ahps2/hydrogr ... 8,2,9,15,6
by wfinley
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Northern
Topic: Packrafting the Arctic Refuge the Dirtbag Way
Replies: 3
Views: 3660

Re: Packrafting the Arctic Refuge the Dirtbag Way

Sounds like fun! I have a friend who was on the river doing a hunting trip at the same time you were. He mentioned he saw a packrafter walk by with two dogs and was incredulous!
by wfinley
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Winner Creek to 20 mile
Replies: 17
Views: 7982

Re: Winner Creek to 20 mile

Floated 20-Mile on Sunday with a large crew. 8 packrafters on the river... and only 5 power boats!
Followed this guys tracks from Alyeska to 20-Mile -- but never actually met him.
20 Mile 8_24_08104_8_1.jpg
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by wfinley
Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Want to float Saturday?
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

Re: Want to float Saturday?

Hey Kathy -- Yvonne & I were planning on doing 20 Mile this weekend. You're welcome to join us.

- Billy
by wfinley
Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Little Switzerland to Talkeetna
Replies: 5
Views: 2743

Re: Little Switzerland to Talkeetna

Great photos! Have you tested paddles as pickets in the event of a crevasse fall?
by wfinley
Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: stillwater river
Replies: 7
Views: 3062

Re: stillwater river

Man... that trip sounded like a pure suffer-fest. I'm surprised there wasn't more carnage. I was just on Gannett and went out the Green with a friend and we were talking about one day trying a Granite climbing / rafting trip; I'm beginning to rethink it now!!! :lol: Is the north couloir the obvious ...
by wfinley
Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consequences of Posting Trip Reports
Replies: 5
Views: 2052

Re: Consequences of Posting Trip Reports

Pardon the cross-post if you've already read it... Van Horn's article is interesting but he seems to have neglected to point out that usage of our parks has declined in recent years. His claim of instantaneous sharing leading to "increased visitor use in remote trailless areas" doesn't appear to fit...
by wfinley
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Moose Creek - Palmer Area
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

Re: Moose Creek - Palmer Area

While Embick gives Moose Creek two stars in Fast and Cold I can't say that I would recommend this one. A recent flooding event has rearranged this creek, making for a very messy run. Didn't Fish and Wildlife install a number of log jams and other barriers on this creek when they took out the waterf...
by wfinley
Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 5956

Re: Helmets

This past spring I bought the Grivel Salamander helmet for ski mountaineering. It is fairly light and the back of the helmet extends down quite a ways to protect the back of your head. It's not as beefy as my skiing helmet and not as light as my climbing helmet but it's a good compromise - and hopef...
by wfinley
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Wyoming
Topic: Jackson Hole
Replies: 11
Views: 4903

Re: Jackson Hole

Forrest - any recommendations for moderate floats around Jackson Hole in late July? I will be there climbing and hope to do some packrafting on the rest days. Thanks!
by wfinley
Tue May 27, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 314
Views: 101214

Re: Youtube Videos!

More Parson's productions:


Erin & Hig's adventures edited by Eric


Eagle River / Echo Bend
by wfinley
Wed May 21, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Winner Creek - 20 mile this weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: Winner Creek - 20 mile this weekend

People are still skiing to the car down at Turnagain and I doubt Girdwood / 20 mile is much different. Consider Willow (http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River_detail_id_57_), Kenai Canyon (if it doesn't get smoked out) or the Chulitna (http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River_detail_...
by wfinley
Fri May 02, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: WATERPROOF Digital Cameras?
Replies: 13
Views: 5727

Re: WATERPROOF Digital Cameras?

The majority of my pix on http://www.peakaweek.com/ taken within the last 2 years were taken with a Optio W10. I have used it from 0' to 20,000', from -10F to 90F and in everything from water to snow to sun. I'm quite impressed... and recently have been leaving my big camera on days where I want to ...
by wfinley
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Girdwood-Knik River Traverse?
Replies: 12
Views: 6693

Re: Girdwood-Knik River Traverse?

FYI - Eric & Tony biked up to the gorge this past weekend. The glacier has surged all the way to the wall:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=394949
by wfinley
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 314
Views: 101214

Re: Youtube Videos!


The amazing Sheri fixing a boat shredded by a grizzly bear!


Alpacka Raft, Patch N Go and Floor Repair


Alpacka Inflation Demonstration
by wfinley
Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fishing and Packraft
Replies: 8
Views: 2902

Re: Fishing and Packraft

Vaughn -- I float and fish the Upper Kenai in my Dory every now and then. It's a good little fishing boat but you feel like you're in a smart car on a freeway of SUVs with all the giant catarafts all around you. You can't stop in the middle of the river and fish like you can with a drift boat but it...
by wfinley
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Alpacka offers new packraft Paddle
Replies: 21
Views: 8271

Alpacka offers new packraft Paddle

Alpacka is selling a new paddle. Check it out: For five years Alpacka Raft has been trying to get a someone to build us a paddle that was specifically designed for packrafting. Last season Sawyer paddles agreed to give it a try. The results were spectacular so we are adding it to our paddle line. Th...
by wfinley
Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Southeast
Topic: James River, Virginia - Balcony Falls Run
Replies: 1
Views: 3675

James River, Virginia - Balcony Falls Run

On December 27th I floated the Balcony Falls section of the James River with two of my brothers and two of my nephews. Temps were in the 50s and the river was low but running! My youngest brother & i were in packrafts (his first time ever in one) and my oldest brother and two of his son's were in ka...
by wfinley
Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Eagle River
Replies: 13
Views: 7214

Re: Eagle River... takers...

alaskacreeker wrote:....we're already planning a decent of Raven Gorge through the falls...
:shock: For those who haven't seen them here are the falls!
Image
by wfinley
Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 314
Views: 101214

Re: Youtube Videos!


Timmy J's trailer!
by wfinley
Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Packs for Packrafting
Replies: 40
Views: 17055

Re: Packs for Packrafting

I know everyone has their opinions, and I'm sure some of you will rip on me for this one.. but for overpackers like me , this bag is pretty cool. I got the opitional waist harness. And it's really big. :D http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=150149785867&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&i...
by wfinley
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 314
Views: 101214

Re: Youtube Videos!

This is a movie trailer that Forrest sent me to post. Looks like these guys landed in Little Switzerland and hiked out.