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by Dan8816
Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Virginia? Ocean?
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Virginia? Ocean?

Elliot,

Large bays are a pain to packraft. I advise a sea kayak for paddling. I tried from the Resurection river estuary to Lowell point in resurrection bay with my Alpacka Denali. It was very exhausting, and I only had day gear.
by Dan8816
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: APA Roundup carpool
Replies: 2
Views: 716

APA Roundup carpool

I am interested in attending the roundup, but I down here in CO everyone seems to be more interested in kayaking all our great whitewater runs. Thus I can't find any locals intersted, and rather than drag my family on a 15+ hour driver to a roundup for an activity they won't be doing I am looking fo...
by Dan8816
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Southwest
Topic: K-Bay fat/raft slideshow
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Re: K-Bay fat/raft slideshow

wow, those of us that just get out for overnighters and day trips are envious of this kinda of adventure. slideshow doesn't do it justice I'm sure. Although I would think that May is a lil bit early for this trip. I used to live up in AK and would go down to ninilchik to clam in may when the tides w...
by Dan8816
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Colorado
Topic: Colorado Routes Near Denver or Keystone
Replies: 12
Views: 3508

Re: Colorado Routes Near Denver or Keystone

Casper, I moved from AK this past winter. I have been looking for a fellow paddling partner also. I'm not sure how far you are from I-25, but most of the streams of the front range aren't far off so a shoot South for you, or North vice versa is definately on option. A few come to mind that would be ...
by Dan8816
Mon May 27, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Colorado
Topic: Colorado Routes Near Denver or Keystone
Replies: 12
Views: 3508

Re: Colorado Routes Near Denver or Keystone

Yesterday I ran Bighorn Sheep Canyon from Coaldale to Pinnacle Rock. It was 3 hour float. It was running about 1300cfs, and there was plenty of class 3. Most of the class 3 is avoidable except Texas Creek Rapids. I never removed my spray-skirt, and always used a dry-suit in Alaska. However yesterday...
by Dan8816
Mon May 27, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Colorado
Topic: Arkansas River??? Brown's Canyon-Royal Gorge?
Replies: 11
Views: 5517

Re: Arkansas River??? Brown's Canyon-Royal Gorge?

Yesterday I ran Bighorn Sheep Canyon from Coaldale to Pinnacle Rock. It was 3 hour float. It was running about 1300cfs, and there was plenty of class 3. Most of the class 3 is avoidable except Texas Creek Rapids. I never removed my spray-skirt, and always used a dry-suit in Alaska. However yesterday...
by Dan8816
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Paddling Escalante, suggested flow.
Replies: 9
Views: 4197

Re: Paddling Escalante, suggested flow.

Hilo, the gauge depth and flow are totally seperate. The flow is cubic feet/second, and the depth is just the linear depth at that location. I can't say what depth would be a good float on the Escalante, but I would scout it as far as you are willing to hike. PR can usually float well in 1.3ft, but ...
by Dan8816
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Colorado
Topic: Colorado Routes Near Denver or Keystone
Replies: 12
Views: 3508

Re: Colorado Routes Near Denver or Keystone

I took the vertical train to the bottom of Royal Gorge and drove through Big Horn Canyon. I looked at the NOAA gauge webpage and the Arkansas was running at 2.21ft. Not sure the cfs, but from the viewing deck at the bottom of the gorge it really does look runnable in a PR. I would like to plan a run...
by Dan8816
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: South Platte???
Replies: 2
Views: 829

South Platte???

Ok, so the situation is frustrating me being a noob to Colorado. I haven't found any takers on the Arkansas for helping out with logistics and shuttling. So I am looking at a solo bike/raft to solve the shuttle problem. I typically avoid whitewater with a heavy load so I went through Deckers to Hwy ...
by Dan8816
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Impatient
Replies: 8
Views: 1916

Re: Impatient

From my experience, April is still quite early in the Chugach for rafting. I would check to see if Glacier Creek from tram to Girdwood bridge, or maybe even Kenai River from Cooper's Landing to Skilak Lake is raftable. They are no where near as intense as 6-mile, or Echo Bend but offer some good wat...
by Dan8816
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Full length documentary shot from packraft/fatbike
Replies: 1
Views: 1058

Re: Full length documentary shot from packraft/fatbike

Very informative, I know a few people whom operate medium-scale placer gold mining operations up by the Moztalina Dome near Tanana, and they only operate durng summer with a short time window to bring fuel before the trails become too muddy. Presumably, the employment from the mines would only be se...
by Dan8816
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Colorado
Topic: Arkansas River??? Brown's Canyon-Royal Gorge?
Replies: 11
Views: 5517

Re: Arkansas River??? Brown's Canyon-Royal Gorge?

Ok, an update if there were any lurkers on this thread; asked a couple local kayakers(that actually heard of packrafting) about running royal gorge in an alpacka and they both said absolutely bad idea this time of year because there is "true class 5". Not wanting to lose gear this early in the seaso...
by Dan8816
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Colorado
Topic: Arkansas River??? Brown's Canyon-Royal Gorge?
Replies: 11
Views: 5517

Arkansas River??? Brown's Canyon-Royal Gorge?

I was planning a tentative run down Bighorn Canyon atleast later this month. I have scoured through many kayaking forums and it seems the water level is still low in April and early May. I was interested in scouting 1st, and running Browns Canyon and possibly even Royal Gorge to Canon City. Has anyo...
by Dan8816
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Utah: Robbers Roost -> Dirty Devil -> Happy Canyon
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

Re: Utah: Robberts Roost -> Dirty Devil -> Happy Canyon

When wer you looking to put a trip together? I might be interested in making a trip to Utah, but I would need about 30 days notice. Is this river class 3-4? Would a drysuit be neccessity. I haven't packrafted much in the lower 48, but in AK a drysuit was always needed. I wouldn't mind leaving the ex...
by Dan8816
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Arizona & New Mexico
Topic: New Mexico PR's.
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

Re: New Mexico PR's.

Thanks for the suggstions. If you would like to arrange a overnight trip near Taos, I would be able to show up. Would late Mar through April be too cold. Got a drysuit, an spraydeck so hopefully prepared either way? I drove from Taos to Bendelier...I believe the Rio runs along the route for quite aw...
by Dan8816
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Colorado
Topic: Colorado Routes Near Denver or Keystone
Replies: 12
Views: 3508

Re: Colorado Routes Near Denver or Keystone

Thanks for the suggestions. I think Browns Canyon would be a good run, relatively nearby the Front Range. It is probably a couple hours drive at most from Col. Springs. If you would like to plan a day trip in April, I would show-up. I have a drysuit, and spraydeck so April shouldn't be too cold?
by Dan8816
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Colorado
Topic: Colorado Routes Near Denver or Keystone
Replies: 12
Views: 3508

Re: Colorado Routes Near Denver or Keystone

Just relocated from AK to CO, and found very few people here are aware of or interested in Packrafting. I think from what I have found 11 mile Canyon on the South Platte River would be a decent run after May. The snowpack is very poor so one shouldn't encounter much class 4-5. I looks like the trip ...
by Dan8816
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Arizona & New Mexico
Topic: New Mexico PR's.
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

Re: New Mexico PR's.

Just relocated from AK to CO, and found very few people here are aware of or interested in Packrafting. I think from what I have found 11 mile Canyon on the South Platte River would be a decent run after May. The snowpack is very poor so one shouldn't encounter much class 4-5. I looks like the trip ...
by Dan8816
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Crow's Pass Trip August 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 806

Re: Crow's Pass Trip August 2012

Made this trip earlier in July...a lot less snow in Crow Pass. Quite an exhausting hike with all the gear, but well worth it. Reminded me living in AK builds ethos and packrafting/ultra-light backpacking fits is totally.