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by hydroman
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: PFD differences
Replies: 3
Views: 747

Re: PFD differences

nevaska - do you find the Ringo to be comfortable in the packraft? I'm gathering there is a safety trade-off in terms of mesh=comfort vs padding=more protection. I'm never likely to go beyond easy-ish class 3 paddling. Are spinal injuries common, or more of a remote possibility and maybe more in big...
by hydroman
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: PFD differences
Replies: 3
Views: 747

PFD differences

I've done some searching and reading already so sorry if this has been discussed and I missed it. I'm investigating PFDs and am trying to better understand the difference between a few styles. Looking at the Astral Ronny, V-eight, and YTV. They all have the same min 16 lbs of buoyancy, but the ronny...
by hydroman
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Canyonlands Figure 8
Replies: 3
Views: 2152

Re: Canyonlands Figure 8

What's the deal with that random sketchy ledge traverse around 5:51? What's the context there?
by hydroman
Wed May 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Colorado/Green in late October
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Colorado/Green in late October

Hey Folks, Somewhat newbie packrafter here. Wondering if 2nd half of October is getting too late to do the Canyonlands figure 8 loop down the Green and Colorado? I'm a westcoaster that has backpacked Canyonlands 6 or 7 times in the Maze and Needles but usually in late November (pretty cold) or April...
by hydroman
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Escalante Advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Re: Escalante Advice?

Thank you for the link. Great pics there!
by hydroman
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Escalante Advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Escalante Advice?

Howdy folks. My buddy and I are considering a float/backpack trip somewhere in Utah the last week of April. We have lots of varied outdoor experience (mountaineering, wilderness canoeing, backpacking) but are packrafting newbies. We were considering doing the Escalante from River miles 36-76 (in har...