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by DIRTYDEVIL
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Partners Request - CO & UT
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Re: Partners Request - CO & UT

I would be interested in the Brunei/jarbridge if it flows this year.
by DIRTYDEVIL
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Ease of Rolling Alpacka Rafts
Replies: 10
Views: 3824

Re: Ease of Rolling Alpacka Rafts

OrbitalD wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:21 pm
These guys seem to have a combat roll.

https://vimeo.com/wyattroscoe/low-flow-hunters

I bet he could hand roll a hardshell kayak in class V. For the average packrafter, its a whole different story.
by DIRTYDEVIL
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Devil - Reliable Water
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

Re: Dirty Devil - Reliable Water

I drank untreated water from poison spring creek with no noticeable ill affects. Then again, I have also drank untreated water from the Snake and other rivers and streams with the same outcome.
by DIRTYDEVIL
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Looking for partners in the southwest
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: Looking for partners in the southwest

I live in Park City, Utah. I am available for weekend trips, then in July I can do extended trips. scotticus80@gmail.com -Scott England
by DIRTYDEVIL
Sun May 29, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: my new kokopelli nirvana xl self-bailer is great for taking a kid along for a paddle.
Replies: 0
Views: 2440

my new kokopelli nirvana xl self-bailer is great for taking a kid along for a paddle.

I took a friends ten year old son with me down the river today. Sat him down behind my seat while I paddled some class II+ with a few 4 to 6 foot drops. It turned out great, still manueverable and stable. This boat would be a great alternative if you want to carry alot of gear, but dont want to deal...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Sun May 15, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Inflation issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Re: Inflation issues?

I bring along a boston valve cap as back up in case I loose my regular cap. It is slightly too small to fit the threads, so I wrapped a little gorilla tape around the threads so that it stays tight and doesnt leak.
by DIRTYDEVIL
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Annual release dates for the Black Canyon of the Bear, ID
Replies: 0
Views: 787

Annual release dates for the Black Canyon of the Bear, ID

The annual Black Canyon of the Bear Whitewater Festival is coming up on April 22-24th in Grace, ID. It is a good opportunity to meet other river lovers. Every spring there are 4 water releases for whitewater paddlers. This year the remaining releases are April 9-10, April 22-24, and May 7-8. The con...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 123176

Re: Youtube Videos!

Packrafting down a short crystal clear river originating from one of the largest spring in the world, inside a basalt box canyon west of Twin Falls, Idaho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbM90x_Rerg
by DIRTYDEVIL
Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: North Fork of the Payette this week.
Replies: 0
Views: 1412

North Fork of the Payette this week.

Anyone want to make a trip to Idaho? Looking for someone to join me on the North Fork of the Payette. It's at a good packrafting level right now and maxes out at a steep and technical class IV with jagged rocks. I spent a couple of days in the past week boating the bottom 7 miles or so. Flows at 460...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Parunaweap Canyon, Utah (winter or early spring 2013)
Replies: 5
Views: 2898

Re: Parunaweap Canyon, Utah (winter or early spring 2013)

I ended up packrafting it a couple of years ago at 80 cfs. I hiked across the slickrock from Checkerboard Mesa trail head, scrambled down into the narrows, and then waded up the river for 5 miles and then boated back down. At higher flows, you definitely do NOT want to miss the mandatory takeout unl...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: TubeTracker Pro packraft
Replies: 1
Views: 2006

Re: TubeTracker Pro packraft

given its short length, durability, and affordable replacement, this might just be the boat I would use for manky low volume creek exploration, and save my next Alpacka for the larger rivers.
by DIRTYDEVIL
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: TubeTracker Pro packraft
Replies: 1
Views: 2006

TubeTracker Pro packraft

only 5' long! double layer construction: 30 gage PVC bladders (with inflatable floor, seat, and backrest), 1,000 denier polyester tarpaulin bottom, 840 denier nylon top cover. only $110. about as durable as an Alpackaraft, but heavier no doubt. I saw some people floating down a mild whitewater stret...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Mon May 11, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a new indestructable boat
Replies: 3
Views: 2140

Re: Need a new indestructable boat

The 23 lb and 7 foot NRS Rascal looks like it might fit the bill. Its a bit shorter and narrower than my packraft, which would be good for my local manky streams. $1,200
by DIRTYDEVIL
Mon May 04, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a new indestructable boat
Replies: 3
Views: 2140

Re: Need a new indestructable boat

I see that the Gnu and Alpackalypse have a vectran fiber bladder, which is as strong as Kevlar, but more UV resistant. What about the floor? Is the floor material of the Alpackalypse the same denier of nylon as the Llama? In my llama, the floor is definitely the weak point. I have torn 840 denier ny...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Mon May 04, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a new indestructable boat
Replies: 3
Views: 2140

Need a new indestructable boat

So, I saw the new Ghost that weighs a 1 1/2 lbs. That is awesome! So when is Alpacka going to make an indestructable 20 or 30 lb packraft for front or side country micro-creeking? I would happily hike in a 30 lb packraft for a few miles, if I knew that it would be completely bullet proof! How about ...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 123176

Gila Box...

...overnighter with 5 others in the Klymit lwd. They held up well in the class II rapids. No tears. I would like to try one out in some class III now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT8sFLPg4B8
by DIRTYDEVIL
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Upper Salt River trip April 6th-13th.
Replies: 0
Views: 1049

Upper Salt River trip April 6th-13th.

I just secured a permit for 5 paddlers on the Upper Salt River (a 60 mile wilderness run through a desert gorge in Arizona) for April 6th-13th. It will be low water but fun. Lots and lots of technical class III and IV rapids. I don't have a car, just a mountain bike, so I am looking for people with ...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Fremont Canyon packraft trip @Capital Reef, March 29-30th...
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Re: Fremont Canyon packraft trip @Capital Reef, March 29-30t

there was a couple of portages around sweepers, and walking over a shallow drop. At 60 cfs, you wont need to do any climbing, just a lot of bush wacking and talus scrambling. On another misadventure of canyoneering through Fremont Gorge when the creek was flowing at 300 cfs in mid march, there was o...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Fremont Canyon packraft trip @Capital Reef, March 29-30th...
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Re: Fremont Canyon packraft trip @Capital Reef, March 29-30t

Yes, I paddled it at very low water, 60 cfs. It is a very beautiful run, but dangerous. Normal flow is class V for both falls and sweepers in a steep gorge.
by DIRTYDEVIL
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Black Canyon of the Bear release dates.
Replies: 0
Views: 1088

Black Canyon of the Bear release dates.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=m9xTpkD3SV4 http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/515/ 2015 release dates for Idaho's Black Canyon of the Bear River have been set for April 11, 12, 24, 25 and 26, and May 16, 17, 30 and 31. This is a burley class IV run with one portagable cl...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Sit on top inflatable sled for packrafting?
Replies: 1
Views: 2171

Sit on top inflatable sled for packrafting?

http://snowsleds.net/email-a-friend.aspx?product=292 This one is only 6' long and 2' 7"inches wide with lots of rocker. You sit on an elevated mesh floor that would drain water, plus it would be easy to climb off of. Looks like you could paddle right over rocks jutting out of the water without it ev...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: Alpacka should make a 1lb inflatable riverboard....
Replies: 1
Views: 2171

Alpacka should make a 1lb inflatable riverboard....

I was thinking about how cool that would be! It could come with a cargo fly so that your can store your gear inside. It would also come with straps so that you can wear it as a backpack when off the river. We could call it 'The Platypus'.
by DIRTYDEVIL
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: making a packraft out of driftwood, cordage, & a bivy sack
Replies: 0
Views: 2609

making a packraft out of driftwood, cordage, & a bivy sack

Just thought of this and will have to try it out. First, lash together a square frame out of timber. After, insert it into a bivy sack. Then, tighten the drawstring, or zip up the entrance. Finally, hop inside and paddle your improvised kayak to your destination. I was also curious if I could make o...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: making a packraft out of driftwood, cordage, & a bivy sack
Replies: 0
Views: 1563

making a packraft out of driftwood, cordage, & a bivy sack

Just thought of this and will have to try it out. First, lash together a square frame out of timber. After, insert it into a bivy sack. Then, tighten the drawstring, or zip up the entrance. Finally, hop inside and paddle your improvised kayak to your destination. I was also curious if I could make o...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is the Scout and other non-decked packafts for bigwater?
Replies: 1
Views: 1570

How is the Scout and other non-decked packafts for bigwater?

I ask because I was reading on MountainBuzz about some rafters who actually prefer bucket-boats because it gives them greater punching power through the monster holes. I was wondering if the same applied to packrafts. Anyone have much experiance with this? In the search for a new packraft, as my lla...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Cataract in Oct, Elephant Hill or Ernies Country?
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Re: Cataract in Oct, Elephant Hill or Ernies Country?

If you want another packrafting companion, I can go. Dont have a car, but willing to split gas if you can pick me up in American Fork.

Scott
scotticus80gmail.com
by DIRTYDEVIL
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: A packrafter rescue experiment.
Replies: 5
Views: 4600

Re: A packrafter rescue experiment.

wow, how was climbing out? I canyoneered through the lower black box with my packraft a few years back, and those walls are pretty high and sheer.
by DIRTYDEVIL
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Looking for a paddler to run the Utah's Black Boxes asap.
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

Looking for a paddler to run the Utah's Black Boxes asap.

they are at a safer low flow of 200 cfs. IV- with a couple of portages. One portage might require my throw rope to descend. Hike in and out from a vehicle. If any rafter is from the Wasatch Front area, and wants to pick me up in American Fork, I would love to explore this.
by DIRTYDEVIL
Fri May 30, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: A packrafter rescue experiment.
Replies: 5
Views: 4600

A packrafter rescue experiment.

As I am about to embark on a paddling trip with some kayakers down the Black Boxes in Utah, I was curious if this method would work to rescue a paddler that lost his boat down an unescapable gorge. It goes like this: paddle my raft with the whitewater skirt at the local wave pool, or a deep class II...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Tue May 27, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DIRTYDEVIL is missing.
Replies: 3
Views: 1927

Re: DIRTYDEVIL is missing.

I'm glad that I was found too, even if I didnt know that I was lost. I am greatful for the outpouring of support. I need to have a relatively definitive itinerary, make regular calls/emails when possible, and invest in a GPS spot locator. Oh, and a flint and steal fire starter to light my backpackin...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Mon May 19, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packrafting in Grand Canyon National Park
Replies: 1
Views: 1409

Re: Packrafting in Grand Canyon National Park

the ironic thing is that floating that 5 mile stretch is impactless, while clamoring through the nesting areas along the banks and making trails has unneccesary impact. I will just ignore that I had heard this. dont ask dont tell.
by DIRTYDEVIL
Sun May 18, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Wyoming
Topic: Packrafting Guide to Jackson Hole
Replies: 4
Views: 6778

Re: Packrafting Guide to Jackson Hole

Just paddled Willow Creek Today. It was at bankfull, near 1,000 cfs. Spent 2 days hiking in, following bear tracks through the mud and snow, and one day paddle back to the Hoback confluence. The Lower half was full on class IV+, and that gorge was solid class V. The packraft handled it much better t...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Dog in Packraft
Replies: 13
Views: 12652

Re: Dog in Packraft

I understand some cat breeds love the water, like the savannah cat. I'm curious if they would tolerate a whitewater vest, and being enclosed underneath my whitewater skirt when the river gets most gnarly. Or would it go crazy in there?
by DIRTYDEVIL
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Guide Books
Topic: Southern Utah
Replies: 2
Views: 2204

Re: Southern Utah

The Dolores River below San Miguel is in, at around 1000 to 1500 cfs right now. I would love to do a big loop, starting at Bedrock, CO. Boat down the Dolores and Moab Daily down to Moab. Then pick up my bike from a small storage unit, meanwhile storing my packrafting gear in there, and bikepacking a...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What other types of boaters can I paddle with?
Replies: 1
Views: 1417

Re: What other types of boaters can I paddle with?

I paddle with whitewater kayakers. They tend to be really surprised at the packrafts capabilities, even on bigger water. I keep up fine with larger groups, but if it is a small group of kayakers in a rush to get an evening run under their belt without stopping to play at the features, then I am at t...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting and fishing with a dog in a pack raft
Replies: 4
Views: 2466

Re: Hunting and fishing with a dog in a pack raft

The Dolores River near Moab, Utah is a beautiful desert wilderness run and has a great flow at the moment
by DIRTYDEVIL
Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting and fishing with a dog in a pack raft
Replies: 4
Views: 2466

Re: Hunting and fishing with a dog in a pack raft

instructions for a coal bed: dig out a depression near the length of your body (works best with sand). Make a fire in it (including several depression length logs.) Let it burn down to cinders. Finally, cover it over with 6 inches of sand. This will keep you warm all night long, even with a 50 degre...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting and fishing with a dog in a pack raft
Replies: 4
Views: 2466

Re: Hunting and fishing with a dog in a pack raft

I would go with the Bolder despite the extra weight. Primarily because of these reasons: 1. it is self bailing. It would be a pain in the butt to search out suitable places to make landfall, get out, turn over and drain, and get back in with an alpackraft and a muddy dog after shipping water after r...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: could a group safely packraft across the open ocean.
Replies: 1
Views: 1799

Re: could a group safely packraft across the open ocean.

I think it would be cool if Alpacka made a 2 person inflatable catamaran sailboat like this: http://www.google.com/search?q=inflatable+catamaran&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=5GpPU4DrEpCSyASkv4HoCg&sqi=2&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAw&biw=600&bih=1024 Or this, with a shelter between the pontoons (click on the link ...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: could a group safely packraft across the open ocean.
Replies: 1
Views: 1799

could a group safely packraft across the open ocean.

Considering that they had the proper gear, and navigational tools? It got me thinking after I went to a wave pool and practiced climbing back into the raft during the waves. In my Llama, I can fit all of my camping gear in a drybag under my butt, and a month worth of food in a drybag in front of my ...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Ashley Gorge, Uintah Mountains, UT, May 2, exploratory.
Replies: 0
Views: 917

Ashley Gorge, Uintah Mountains, UT, May 2, exploratory.

Ashley Gorge exploratory trip starting May 2. Duration of trip is flexible. meeting at the Vernal Walmart at noon on the 2nd for anyone interested. This will likely involve lots of hiking or mountain biking. The river will potentially have low volume class IV or V, wood hazards, and cold weather pad...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Dirty Devil: Angel 2 Burr
Replies: 2
Views: 4296

Re: Dirty Devil: Angel 2 Burr

they are all great pictures! Nice rock art!
by DIRTYDEVIL
Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: Crazy Packrafting Idea in the Beartooth Mountains
Replies: 5
Views: 2795

Re: Crazy Packrafting Idea in the Beartooth Mountains

Anything in Wyoming and Montana sounds good this year. Great Snowpack up there. I would make the commitment to go with you if I wasnt confined to my mountain bike for transportation to and from. Sometime I would like to run Clarks Fork Box on the Yellowstone at base flow of 250 cfs.
by DIRTYDEVIL
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Fremont Canyon packraft trip @Capital Reef, March 29-30th...
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Fremont Canyon packraft trip @Capital Reef, March 29-30th...

round about that time/flexible.  I wont have a shuttle vehicle as I am bikepacking from Provo, UT, but give me a call if interested. This is an overnight trip. Requires some class IV climbing to get all the way through. I hiked it before after a failed packrafting attempt at 300 cfs. Too high and en...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Dirty Devil prior to April 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Re: Dirty Devil prior to April 8

I will be in the area at that time and would like to raft it with you. But I wont have a vehicle as I'll be bikepacking from Provo, UT. Let me know if you would like another body to raft with. I also know a route in via the Great Alcove with a two day float out to Poison Springs, and then a one day ...
by DIRTYDEVIL
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Pre-Roundup Shenanigans
Replies: 2
Views: 1486

Re: Pre-Roundup Shenanigans

I am interested in going with you throughout the duration of your trip, until you go east. I live in the Provo area. Let me know when you want to do some rafting. I have my eyes on the Owyhee right now. It is at 1k, I would really like to run that.

Scott
scotticus80@gmail.com
by DIRTYDEVIL
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Russian Packraft
Replies: 4
Views: 3319

Re: Russian Packraft

I would like if Alpackarafts had a larger nylon floor covering more of the bottom of the tubes. like on pic #26.
by DIRTYDEVIL
Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Packrafting in Utah?
Replies: 29
Views: 12555

Re: Packrafting in Utah?

I packrafted the East Fork of the Virgin last spring through the Barracks. There is a way around the waterfall. You have to scramble about 50 feet up on river left, right before the falls. There is an eddy to take out among some vehicle sized boulders in the stream. Once you climb 50 feet up, there ...