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by BigJon1488
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Northwest
Topic: Olympic Peninsula: Queets River
Replies: 8
Views: 13778

Re: Olympic Peninsula: Queets River

The Queets is an amazing packraft trip. I did it 3 years ago and want to go back really bad. There was some wood and class III rapids, but manageable. The trail and river are fairly remote and the beginning portage makes it more isolated. We saw a ton of elk and bear on the trail and river. Below is...
by BigJon1488
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: paddling flat water
Replies: 1
Views: 3144

Re: paddling flat water

Hi Whazzup. When I paddle flat water, I like to have a longer, 240cm, paddle to reach over the sides of the packraft. A higher seat will also help get you hight out of the boat. Hope that helps!
by BigJon1488
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Touring Ross Lake(North Cascades) in March
Replies: 2
Views: 1513

Re: Touring Ross Lake(North Cascades) in March

Jeff, Sounds like an awesome trip; however, due to work obligations I cant make it. Ill be more available this summer. I am a Puget Sound packrafter out of Shoreline, WA and would love to link up for some epic trips. Im into some rapids, and mainly fishing, hunting, crabbing, camping, lake, oceans, ...
by BigJon1488
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Seattle area packrafters Unite! (and surrounding area)
Replies: 6
Views: 3736

Re: Seattle area packrafters Unite! (and surrounding area)

Bill, I am a fellow Seattle packrafter and would love to unite! Im up in Shoreline and use the packraft for running rivers as well as fishing and sailing. I dont know if you are into the fishing or have a windpaddle sail and sail much, but I highly recomend it. The sailing is awesome and great for w...
by BigJon1488
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 320
Views: 136762

Re: Youtube Videos!

Packrafting adventure in Baja Mexico. We got to sail, snorkel, fish, camp, and had an awesome time! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne48m3O4y5g [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne48m3O4y5g] To learn more about The Table we used for the trip check out http://www.packrafttable.com Cheers! Jon D @realjon...
by BigJon1488
Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Anyone used the Windpaddle with a packraft?
Replies: 4
Views: 3049

Re: Anyone used the Windpaddle with a packraft?

Here is a video using the windpaddle/bike combo out in the Puget Sound. Gorgeous day and good wind. It definitely picked up and I got blown off course slightly. Such a rush to be fully independent on such a small vessel. Just pull the boat up anywhere, remove the bike, roll up the raft, and peddle a...
by BigJon1488
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 320
Views: 136762

Re: Youtube Videos!

Packraft fishing trip on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXnNnCYMmQA

Enjoy!

-Jon D
by BigJon1488
Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Anyone used the Windpaddle with a packraft?
Replies: 4
Views: 3049

Re: Anyone used the Windpaddle with a packraft?

I love the windpaddle and packraft! I use it with the bike too. Here is a video of me sailing around Seattle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ9mNQTx8vs

-Jon D
by BigJon1488
Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Sail on my Llama
Replies: 5
Views: 4811

Re: Sail on my Llama

Here is a video sailing my unrigged explorer with bike on front using a Windpaddle Cruiser. Works great!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ9mNQTx8vs

-Jon D
by BigJon1488
Mon May 20, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting and Packrafts
Replies: 5
Views: 4408

Re: Hunting and Packrafts

Hi Guys, That is awesome that you utilized the packraft for some duck hunting in WA. That is definitely on my to-do-list. I utilize the pack rafts for hunting and fishing all the time. I have just developed a breakthrough in using the pack raft for hunting ie... gun/rod storage, meat storage. Im put...
by BigJon1488
Mon May 20, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Sail on my Llama
Replies: 5
Views: 4811

Re: Sail on my Llama

Hey Guys, I have just developed a leeboard system for the packraft and will be posting a video of the setup soon, hopefully this week. I will be putting it up, and other packraft invention/adventure videos on the blog www.missionak.com. So check it soon and I would love to get your feed back. Stay t...
by BigJon1488
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Seattle Packrafters
Replies: 9
Views: 6134

Seattle Packrafters

Hey I just moved to Seattle and was wondering if there were any other pack rafters in the area. There are tons of pack rafting trips around here and they are close. Let me know if you would be interested in doing some trips. San Juan Islands, Queets River, Alpine Lakes, Green River Gorge....

-Jon