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by jrobert
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Granite Creek
Replies: 13
Views: 6016

Re: Granite Creek

Has anybody run Granite this season (2016) yet? I was wondering how bad the wood situation is, especially from the canyon on down.
by jrobert
Sun May 31, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Cheap Sheep
Replies: 10
Views: 9573

Re: Cheap Sheep

Has anyone run Sheep Creek yet this year? I am planning to do Roman Dial's "Independent Sheep" route in a few weeks and was wondering what news folks might have on wood in Sheep Creek from the put in near Crossover Lake to the takeout. thanks.
by jrobert
Sun May 10, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Cargo fly on Alpacka's- any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 4982

Re: Cargo fly on Alpacka's- any good?

My Alpacka Yak does not have the cargo fly, but I float with a guy who had his boat retrofitted with one, and I have now observed his boat so equipped for two seasons on both single day and multi-day trips in a variety of conditions. On long trips, his boat is more stable due to his being able to re...
by jrobert
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Packraft Road Runs
Replies: 2
Views: 2289

Re: Packraft Road Runs

Thanks for working on this list, John. It is helpful.
by jrobert
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Gulkana River near Dickey Lake
Replies: 1
Views: 1262

Re: Gulkana River near Dickey Lake

A group of four, including one whitewater novice, hiked into Dickey Lake on June 9th from Tangle Lakes. We camped on the north side of the lake, then blew up our boats in the morning and dragged our gear across the ice to a 20 foot lead on the south shore. (In our dry suits and PFDs of course!) We t...
by jrobert
Sat May 18, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Moose Creek
Replies: 71
Views: 18733

Re: Moose Creek

Anybody run Moose Creek yet in 2013? Are there many sweepers after last year's late floods?
by jrobert
Sun May 12, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Gulkana River near Dickey Lake
Replies: 1
Views: 1262

Gulkana River near Dickey Lake

Is anyone familiar with the stretch of the Gulkana River near Dickey Lake? At least one published source states that the Gulkana River "abruptly" drops into a short Class III-IV rapids (http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-gulkana-national-wild-river-sidwcmdev_068879.html) 3 miles after exiting...
by jrobert
Sun May 05, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Impatient
Replies: 8
Views: 3249

Re: Impatient

Does anyone have any information regarding the Matanuska downstream of Granite Creek? It might be open to the Old Glenn Highway bridge. It still looks totally bridged upstream from Granite at the big bar between Kings River and Granite Creek. Still, it would be a nice mellow start to the season to f...
by jrobert
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Oshetna River
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

Re: Oshetna River

The recently shot video I referred to above was just a short section posted at an anti-Watana dam site. I have now tracked down the original video. It really is Devils Canyon, but I do not see how a packrafter could do what these kayakers did, especially punching through the tops of big waves just b...
by jrobert
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Alpacka Raft Cargo Fly
Replies: 17
Views: 15292

Re: The Alpacka Raft Cargo Fly

"Wow!" is right. This is a very, very intriguing innovation. This might be to packrafts what sidecuts were to dowhill skis. Other than improving ones paddling skills and honing ones judgement, reducing the volume and mass of gear attached to tops of the tubes seems the best way to reduce the number ...
by jrobert
Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Oshetna River
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

Re: Oshetna River

But it's just begging for the first packraft descent.... I have seen a recently shot video of two kayakers in a canyon on the Big Su. At first I thought a really good packrafter could make some of the same run. The location of the shoot seemed to resemble the location from which the grainy black an...
by jrobert
Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Oshetna River
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

Re: Oshetna River

Thank you, Mark. I would appreciate that.
by jrobert
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Oshetna River
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

Oshetna River

Would anyone like to provide some first hand knowledge of running the big Oshetna River? I have never been in that drainage but have heard a lot of good things about it. I have reviewed the Wilderness Classic reports on the Eureka-Talkeetna route but would like more detailed information on what runn...
by jrobert
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: 3 packrafts lost on Chickaloon!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Re: 3 packrafts lost on Chickaloon!!!!

Any word on your rafts? Jschu and I are likely running the lower Chickaloon to Kings River tomorrow. Should we be on the look out?
by jrobert
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packraft as a bathtub?
Replies: 13
Views: 10383

Re: Packraft as a bathtub?

DirtDevil, Have you tested your packraft as bath tub idea yet? On a long trip, a bath would be great. It would take a lot of fuel to heat the water though... . I was just talking to a neighbor yesterday about the concrete tub someone built at a hot spring in Paradise Valley in the Sierras years ago....