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by gladie
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Swap Shop
Topic: WTB whitewater capable packraft
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

Re: WTB whitewater capable packraft

We have a 2016 Yukon yak with a whitewater deck and cargo fly we’d consider selling. It’s blue with the newer style seat and bigger butt. Let me know if you’re interested. We’re located in Utah.
by gladie
Thu May 12, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curiyak Size
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

Re: Curiyak Size

A few examples of people using Scout-sized boats: http://forrestmccarthy.blogspot.com/2013/10/labyrinth-canyon.html https://outlivingblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/dirty-devil-hikeraft/ https://outlivingblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/threelabyrinthhorseshoe/ https://outlivingblog.wordpress.com/2014/06...
by gladie
Thu May 12, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curiyak Size
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

Re: Curiyak Size

I like it. It definitely packs smaller (easily fits in the top of my HMG Porter 4400), and I've been able to use it on Alpine lakes, the Dirty Devil, the Escalante, Stillwater (Green/Colorado), the Bear, the Provo, and the Weber. I bought a horseshoe seat bottom (5 oz) that I can throw in there, whi...
by gladie
Wed May 11, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curiyak Size
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

Re: Curiyak Size

This may be of limited use because my CY is Vectran, but here's a pic of it next to a similarly-folded old model Fjord Explorer (about the size of a Llama or Mule folded up). I don't think the Vectran likely impacts its folded size by much if anything. Sorry about the crappy pics... all I had on my ...
by gladie
Tue May 03, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 320
Views: 162574

Re: Youtube Videos!

Yes, "To each his own..." sounds like the pinnacle of intolerance.
by gladie
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 320
Views: 162574

Re: Youtube Videos!

Wow, looks like an amazing trip, but I have to say that it really bums me out to see a bike in some of those places. It may meet the letter of the law as you say, but I prefer to see bikes stay on existing trails. But to each his own... at least until the regs change.
by gladie
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Min level to packraft escalante, Fence to Coyote
Replies: 4
Views: 2698

Re: Min level to packraft escalante, Fence to Coyote

We did 2.5 (CFS, not feet) in February 2015. You pick up water from Boulder Creek and elsewhere that helps by the time you put in at Fence/Neon. Have fun!
by gladie
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: alpacka scout for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1871

Re: alpacka scout for sale

Is this boat still available?
by gladie
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpacka Scout or Supai Canyon Flatwater?
Replies: 7
Views: 3881

Re: Alpacka Scout or Supai Canyon Flatwater?

Floated the DD 3 times. The Scout would be better than the Supai for durability (important for dragging on the DD), but you'll have less flotation than in a full-sized boat (e.g., Yak or Llama), which means you'll sit lower in the water and likely drag more. A full-sized boat might be a better fit i...
by gladie
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpacka Scout or Supai Canyon Flatwater?
Replies: 7
Views: 3881

Re: Alpacka Scout or Supai Canyon Flatwater?

Floated the DD 3 times. The Scout would be better than the Supai for durability (important for dragging on the DD), but you'll have less flotation than in a full-sized boat (e.g., Yak or Llama), which means you'll sit lower in the water and likely drag more. A full-sized boat might be a better fit i...
by gladie
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: BACKraft by AIRE
Replies: 2
Views: 3580

Re: BACKraft by AIRE

Interesting boat... looking forward to your post-GC review!
by gladie
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Salomon Geckos any good?
Replies: 0
Views: 2109

Salomon Geckos any good?

Anyone have any experience with Salomon Geckos (http://www.backcountry.com/salomon-rx-gecko-shoe-mens?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6Z2Vja286MToyOmdlY2tv&skid=SAL2478-DETRD-S85)? I've been looking for a shoe that I can use for a one-shoe approach to packrafting trips (i.e., backpack/float/camp). My goal is ...
by gladie
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Alpacka: New 2014 sterns
Replies: 2
Views: 3943

Alpacka: New 2014 sterns

What do folks know about the new Alpacka sterns for 2014? Their site says 3" longer and that the difference is only noticeable in Class 3+ water. Anyone try one of these yet? If so, what's your take?

Thanks,
g
by gladie
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Devil River trip prep feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 4255

Re: Dirty Devil River trip prep feedback

Thanks for the information, Aiyana! Sounds like it might not hurt to tie on an extra dromedary bag or something in addition to what's in my pack and then bring the filter and collapsible bucket to augment that. Thanks again!
by gladie
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Devil River trip prep feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 4255

Re: Dirty Devil River trip prep feedback

Thanks for the feedback, DD. You're the third person who's recommended river boots/closed-toe shoes, so it sounds like the Chacos are out. Any recommendations on a specific boot that would be good? I was thinking maybe NRS ATBs, but maybe something that laces up would be better to help keep them on ...
by gladie
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Devil River trip prep feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 4255

Dirty Devil River trip prep feedback

All, A group of friends and I are putting together a Dirty Devil River trip for late-March/early-April (flows willing). I'm in the process of pulling together all the gear I'll need and have some questions, mainly regarding what to wear. I'm currently leaning towards wearing a 3mm NRS farmer john wi...
by gladie
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: New Alpacka Raft for sale.
Replies: 2
Views: 3349

Re: New Alpacka Raft for sale.

Do you know what model year your Alpaca is?

Thanks,
g
by gladie
Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout or Alpaca
Replies: 12
Views: 8227

Re: Scout or Alpaca

i'm in the US (Utah). it's a red, 2011 unrigged explorer. i paid $895 plus $9 shipping. it's been used about 6 or 8 times on lakes and one time on class ii. i'm not sure what a fair price is (i see that they're currently $805 new on sale, so below that). i also got the skeg for the bottom which is d...
by gladie
Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout or Alpaca
Replies: 12
Views: 8227

Re: Scout or Alpaca

we got an unrigged explorer last summer with the idea of sharing it for two people for lakes and gentle rivers. while it's been great, and two people fit, we wish we'd gone with two alpacas now, because it's more versatile and fun. that'd be my suggestion (unless you wanna buy our UE, hahaha).

g
by gladie
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alpaca dimensions... confused
Replies: 3
Views: 2233

Re: alpaca dimensions... confused

Thanks, Esben! I'm right at 5'8" so I'm on the line between an Alpaca and a Yak. This is helpful as we make our decision.
g
by gladie
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alpaca dimensions... confused
Replies: 3
Views: 2233

alpaca dimensions... confused

hey folks, i currently have an unrigged explorer and am thinking about getting two smaller boats (more fun, flexible for two people). in reviewing the alpacka site specs pages, i see the alpaca listed as 70.5", the yukon yak as 87", and the llama as 93" in length. the scout is listed as 64" in lengt...
by gladie
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideal for beginners?
Replies: 17
Views: 11557

Re: Ideal for beginners?

tothewest, with only one occupant, the bow didn't so much rise (i.e. out of the water), but it leveled out. if you see the photo i posted, having a front occupant sorta made the bow sit low in the water, but with only one, it just rides flat. so i guess it "rose" a little, but not to the point of li...
by gladie
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideal for beginners?
Replies: 17
Views: 11557

Re: Ideal for beginners?

not sure how to do this (new here), but hopefully here's a pic of the UE in action:
by gladie
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideal for beginners?
Replies: 17
Views: 11557

Re: Ideal for beginners?

tothewest, we tried several configurations: passenger in the bow facing the paddler w/ feet crossed; same but w/ knees up/feet on the floor; and both facing forward/knees up/feet flat. i'd previously tried what i believe was about a 2009 yak (maybe alpaca, but in any case w/o the big butt and pointy...
by gladie
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideal for beginners?
Replies: 17
Views: 11557

Re: Ideal for beginners?

tothewest, i was just in your same, uh, boat (sorry). i'm 5'8" and wanted a boat that my girlfriend and i could keep in the car for occasions when we might stumble across a lake or slow river on our frequent road trips. i opted for the unrigged explorer, but was worried about it being too large when...