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by JustinWholey
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Echo Bend, Eagle River
Replies: 23
Views: 22076

Re: Echo Bend, Eagle River

Echo Bend was at a fun low level on Sunday 9/27. Not too scrapey, either. The water was bluish gray and was translucent. There is a logjam that must be portaged just after the first rapid, no other wood, though. Looks like the water is coming up, so that could change. The water seemed higher than wh...
by JustinWholey
Thu May 14, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Echo Bend, Eagle River
Replies: 23
Views: 22076

Re: Echo Bend, Eagle River

Last year when I ran it a couple times and looked at it at different levels in the spring and summer. 3.5 was about the lowest that it seemed feasible, and at 4 the water was pushy. For reference in 2014: At 3.5 you could squeeze through all of the boulders (just barely in places) minus the largest ...
by JustinWholey
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Lion's Head, Matanuska River
Replies: 11
Views: 7266

Re: Lion's Head, Matanuska River

Packrafted Caribou Creek Bridge to Glacier Park Saturday. The Glacier Park gauge was at 1.35 ft. A few shallow areas on Caribou Creek; other than that there was more than enough water to float. At this low level the water felt 2+/3-. Ice shelves had formed along most of the banks, but it didn't caus...
by JustinWholey
Mon May 19, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Curry to Clear Creek
Replies: 17
Views: 23471

Re: Curry to Clear Creek

I just did this trip May 17th and 18th. I was told the train leaves earlier this year. The Hurricane Turn now leaves at 12:45pm from Talkeetna. It costs $20 for AK residents. The ATV trail from below the quarry was in decent shape, with sections of mud, snow, and standing water. Shortly after Lane C...
by JustinWholey
Wed May 14, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Echo Bend, Eagle River
Replies: 23
Views: 22076

Re: Echo Bend, Eagle River

Ran Echo Bend last night (5/13). No wood or ice shelves to speak of. Skipped the meatiest rapid a quarter of the way through. This is a great after work run. Easy scouting and beautiful scenery. The rapids dotted with boulders definitely challenged my boating skills. Lots of rocks to run into with y...
by JustinWholey
Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Moose Creek
Replies: 71
Views: 19223

Re: Moose Creek

Specifically I'm curious it there are sweepers strainers across the entire channel that require a portage, from the put-in at the end for Buffalo Mine Rd. near the gate (and just below where the ATV bridge used to be), to the Glenn Highway. A few friends and I floated it at the end of September last...
by JustinWholey
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Moose Creek
Replies: 71
Views: 19223

Re: Moose Creek

Is Moose Creek clear of wood from the put-in to the Glenn Hwy takeout, or just the upper section? Thanks
-Justin
by JustinWholey
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Southwest
Topic: Aniakchak -- JT Lindholm
Replies: 13
Views: 9052

Aniakchak Bear Spray/Cooking

I have two questions for those that have done the Aniakchak trip starting at Port Heiden: 1) How did you obtain bear spray, and/or get some to Port Heiden? 2) What was your cooking system, and again how did you get it to Port Heiden (white gas? alcohol?) I'm trying to figure these things out because...
by JustinWholey
Mon May 20, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Glacier Creek; Chugach Mtns.
Replies: 33
Views: 20685

Re: Glacier Creek; Chugach Mtns.

Floated Glacier Creek Thursday and Sunday. No snow bridges below the put-in below the tram. Bring ice grippers. The trail is a bit icy. Cut some branches off a log across the creek as mentioned by rupe 5/11/13. No portages necessary as of Sunday. Low water at about 320 cfs. Thanks for the post rupe!
by JustinWholey
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Southwest
Topic: American Creek, Katmai NP
Replies: 6
Views: 6315

Re: American Creek, Katmai NP

Bears, dubstep, and packrafting...pretty cool. Thanks for taking the time to post. Great video!
by JustinWholey
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Moose Creek
Replies: 71
Views: 19223

Re: Moose Creek

Here is a video from the float on 9/29/12. The gauge read 225 cfs. Super fun creek!

by JustinWholey
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125059

Re: Youtube Videos!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTVL6PQoAR8&feature=plcp Four of us packrafted Moose Creek (near Palmer, AK) from the End of Buffalo Mine Rd. to the Glenn Hwy. at 225 cfs. Flooding from the week before added a substantial amount of channel-wide sweepers/strainers to the creek. We scouted most of the...
by JustinWholey
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Willow Creek
Replies: 12
Views: 5562

Re: Willow Creek

Has anyone been down guardrail or redgate sections since the flooding? I'm most curious about wood. I also heard a rumor that the gauge is underestimating the flow as of late. I'm hoping to get out there now that the water level is down.
by JustinWholey
Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Moose Creek
Replies: 71
Views: 19223

Re: Moose Creek

Floated Moose Creek for the first time today. Flow averaged 225 cfs. Wood, wood, and more wood We ended up scouting most of the creek because of what we saw on the drive in. We stopped counting at 10 channel-wide strainers/sweepers. I imagine the recent flooding did quite a number on the creek. In o...
by JustinWholey
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Anyone floated since the storms?
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Re: Anyone floated since the storms?

Floated Resurrection Creek on Saturday 9/8. No wood in the water looked new. Went from bridge near mile 7. Paddled a mile until the burn area and many stream wide strainers and channels. We portaged from here to just below the cascades. Between here and the Ress. Pass TH (where we took out) there wa...
by JustinWholey
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: "Waikiki" -- The best of Honolulu
Replies: 4
Views: 3478

Re: "Waikiki" -- The best of Honolulu

Great video! Floated the upper EF Chulitna the same weekend and were eyeing Honolulu on the way back. Looks super fun!
by JustinWholey
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: RETURNED: Packraft Upper East Fork Chulitna
Replies: 2
Views: 1520

Re: RETURNED: Packraft Upper East Fork Chulitna

Thanks wfinley. Packraft reunited with owner. I even got some beer and smoked salmon! Awesome!
by JustinWholey
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: RETURNED: Packraft Upper East Fork Chulitna
Replies: 2
Views: 1520

RETURNED: Packraft Upper East Fork Chulitna

I found a packraft in the upper East Fork of the Chulitna River. If you think it's yours pm me with a description of the raft and your name so I can get it back to you. I know who it belongs to, but haven't had any luck contacting them.

-Justin
by JustinWholey
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: brushkana
Replies: 5
Views: 2395

Re: brushkana

I haven't floated the Brushkana before because of some very high water when I arrived. There is an established trail that takes off from the campground at the outhouse that meets up with the Brushkana a ways down stream; maybe 1.5 miles? I didn't follow the trail to the site of the old bridge so I d...
by JustinWholey
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Southwest
Topic: Skilak bikeraft microadventure trip report
Replies: 1
Views: 1621

Re: Skilak bikeraft microadventure trip report

Thanks for posting! Looks like a fun trip. I was back there in April on skate skis so its neat to see the transformation to green.
by JustinWholey
Sun May 20, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Resurrection Creek
Replies: 7
Views: 4570

Re: Resurrection Creek

Walked upstream of the foot bridge at the Resurrection Pass Trail head for about 15 minutes before we put in. Fun Class II punctuated with class I. Some boulders to dodge here and there and some avoidable strainers around. Lots of wood in the river after the mini canyon ends close to Hope. One chann...
by JustinWholey
Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: West Fork Chena River
Replies: 1
Views: 1922

West Fork Chena River

Has anyone floated the West Fork Chena River? It looks like hiking from the Chena Dome trail onto a ridgeline and dropping to the West Fork where it meets Olympia Creek could be a good access. Not very familiar with the area, but any input would be appreciated. Thanks, Justin
by JustinWholey
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: eagle river report
Replies: 1
Views: 1269

Re: eagle river report

Thanks for the update. Much appreciated!