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by jonfriedman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: North Fork Flathead Bikeraft
Replies: 0
Views: 944

North Fork Flathead Bikeraft

On August 21 - 23, 2019, two of us biked from Upper Whitefish Lake in Flathead National Forest, over Red Meadow Pass, down to the North Fork of the Flathead River, then packrafted the North Fork of the Flathead to Big Creek Campground. We parked our car at Big Creek Campground, then arranged a shutt...
by jonfriedman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: South Fork Flathead TR
Replies: 0
Views: 901

South Fork Flathead TR

On July 18-21, 2019, two of us backpacked from Lodgepole TH into Youngs Creek, then packrafted the South Fork of the Flathead River. Expect two hours of remote dirt road driving from the pavement to the Lodgepole TH. Even more on the drive out, if you have your car shuttled to the Meadow Creek TH. W...
by jonfriedman
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Northern
Topic: Arrigetch Headwaters
Replies: 0
Views: 1718

Arrigetch Headwaters

A group of 6 of us attempted a packraft/backpack trip centered on the Arrigetch peaks in Gates of the Arctic NP June 16-23 2018, with plans to float the headwaters of the Noatak, Alatna, and Kobuk rivers. Our plan was to fly into the Noatak at Lucky Six creek, float the Noatak to portage pass, hike ...
by jonfriedman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Canyonlands bike/packraft
Replies: 0
Views: 1633

Canyonlands bike/packraft

In May 2017, I did a solo combo bike/packraft in Canyonlands that I would highly recommend. I got permits for two nights to bike the White Rim Trail self supported. These were super competitive, had to pay my daughter to get the permits exactly at midnight (1A my time) for each campsite, two nights ...
by jonfriedman
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Northern
Topic: Upper Alatna TR
Replies: 1
Views: 3680

Re: Upper Alatna TR

by jonfriedman
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Swap Shop
Topic: SOLD FS Alpacka gnu
Replies: 2
Views: 1495

Re: FS Alpacka gnu

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by jonfriedman
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Swap Shop
Topic: SOLD FS Alpacka gnu
Replies: 2
Views: 1495

SOLD FS Alpacka gnu

For sale or trade. Alpacka Gnu 400d vectran, whitewater deck and cargo fly. Used one day in backcountry, one hour on local lake. Bought for a trip with young daughter, worked well, but she needs her own boat now. Two ultralight cargo fly dry bags and two inflatable flat seats, plus one inflatable se...
by jonfriedman
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Southwest
Topic: Milk Creek - Chikuminuk Lake - Tikchik River
Replies: 1
Views: 1914

Milk Creek - Chikuminuk Lake - Tikchik River

Morry Steinbach, Vince Jajuga and I packrafted from Heart Lake in Togiak National Wildlife Refuge to Tikchik Lake in Wood-Tikchik State Park. We ran Milk Creek, paddled Chikuminuk Lake, backpacked into the Tikchik River and floated it to Tikchik Lake. We covered approximately 82 miles total over 7 d...
by jonfriedman
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sanctuary River and Alpacka Gnu
Replies: 2
Views: 4894

Sanctuary River and Alpacka Gnu

My daughter and I packrafted the Sanctuary River in Denali N.P., Alaska on July 29 in an Alpacka Gnu. We got off the park road just east of the Sable Pass wildlife closure. There is a distinct use trail leading down to and across Igloo Creek, then east for two miles up a tundra bench with easy walki...
by jonfriedman
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Escalante TR
Replies: 3
Views: 5620

Escalante TR

Two of us floated the Escalante river in Utah April 5-9. We used a Yukon Yak and an Alpacka. It was a great trip and well worth it at flows just over 2 CFS that we encountered. This was our third year trying to float the Escalante, having diverted to other rivers due to low water the two prior attem...
by jonfriedman
Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Southwest
Topic: Upper Wood River system TR
Replies: 0
Views: 2188

Upper Wood River system TR

Trip Report Wood River Lakes – Lake Kulik to Lake Beverley Wood-Tikchik SP, Alaska 6/26 – 7/4, 2013 A group of ten of us – four adults, six children - took two packrafts (an Alpacka and a Yukon Yak) and three inflatable kayaks on a float trip in Wood-Tikchik State Park, AK. Our plan was to fly in to...
by jonfriedman
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Redwood NP
Replies: 2
Views: 4818

Redwood NP

On December 7, 2012, my 16 year old daughter and I hiked down Dolason Prairie trail to Redwood Creek and packrafted Redwood Creek to a take out near Orick. The creek is Class I, very scenic, with easy gravel bar camping, and by going in December we didn’t see a soul. We arranged a shuttle with Kathy...
by jonfriedman
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Northern
Topic: Upper Alatna TR
Replies: 1
Views: 3680

Upper Alatna TR

Trip Report Upper Alatna River – Headwaters to Circle Lake Gates of The Arctic N.P., Alaska 8/19-8/25 On August 19, 2011, four of us flew in from Bettles to Gaedeke Lake to packraft the upper Alatna river in the Brooks Range, Gates of the Arctic N.P., Alaska. Two of us had previous packrafting exper...