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by adelorenzo
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Swap Shop
Topic: SOLD: Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit 3XL
Replies: 1
Views: 2070

Re: FS: Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit 3XL

Sold
by adelorenzo
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Swap Shop
Topic: SOLD: Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit 3XL
Replies: 1
Views: 2070

SOLD: Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit 3XL

Selling my Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit as described below. Although not lightweight (5 lbs with the removable hood) I really like this suit for packrafting because you can pop the neck gasket off, zip up the jacket and wear it as raingear or to be more comfortable for non-technical paddling. Condition:...
by adelorenzo
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gnu or Explorer 42
Replies: 5
Views: 5347

Re: Gnu or Explorer 42

Something to consider is that standard Alpacka boats are dreadfully, painfully slow to paddle on flat water. Especially if you are used to paddling hardshell boats. The Gnu promises 2x the hull speed of the typical shaped boats and that for me would be worth the extra 2 lbs in your situation.
by adelorenzo
Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Canada
Topic: Tischu, Keele, Carcajou rivers in NWT
Replies: 0
Views: 1857

Tischu, Keele, Carcajou rivers in NWT

By far and away the best trip I've done in my life. Put it on your list.

Photos and trip reports:

https://adelorenzo.exposure.co/mackenzie-mountains

https://pburbidge.exposure.co/mackenzie ... s-packraft
by adelorenzo
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Canada
Topic: Alsek
Replies: 2
Views: 2672

Re: Alsek

Which part? Quite a few people I know have done the upper Alsek and then take various routes out from Lowell Lake, for example Goatherd Mountain to Bates/Mush Lakes. Jarvis - Kaskawalsh - Alsek is another way to get into the river or of course you can go in via the Tatshenshini. I know at least one ...
by adelorenzo
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Canada
Topic: Duke River, YT
Replies: 2
Views: 3715

Re: Duke River, YT

The Duke is easily the best river I've paddled so far in the Yukon both in terms of scenery and fun paddling. The sweet spot is between Atlas Creek and the highway where you have basically uninterrupted Class 2 rapids interspersed with bigger rapids. The downhill gradient on this river is continuous...
by adelorenzo
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Canada
Topic: Trip suggestions for ALCAN drive
Replies: 1
Views: 2399

Re: Trip suggestions for ALCAN drive

Kluane National Park has a few stellar options including the Duke or Duke/Donjek combination. Some pretty solid hiking involved. Around Whitehorse the Wheaton River is tough to beat, easy hiking, great scenery and a fun river. Just need to keep an eye on the water levels as it'll come down if it sta...
by adelorenzo
Tue May 05, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a new indestructable boat
Replies: 3
Views: 2295

Re: Need a new indestructable boat

Inflatable ducky like NRS or Aire? Not Kevlar but the are 30 lbs to haul around.
by adelorenzo
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating the Yukon in an Alpacka
Replies: 5
Views: 4431

Re: Floating the Yukon in an Alpacka

Just throwing it out there as an idea that you could follow the route of the Klondike gold rush from Skagway, Alaska by Hiking the Chilkoot Trail then paddling to Dawson City. Only problem is you end up paddling a lot of very long, very windy lakes. Re: paddling the lakes, see this thread: http://pa...
by adelorenzo
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating the Yukon in an Alpacka
Replies: 5
Views: 4431

Re: Floating the Yukon in an Alpacka

Hey Jeff, Just got your PM as well but better to reply in the forum so it can help other people. People with zero canoeing experience paddle the Yukon every year, it's not a challenging river and has almost no rapids to speak of. In a packraft you're more stable than a canoe. It's also been traveled...
by adelorenzo
Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Suggestions For A First Packrafting Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 2288

Re: Suggestions For A First Packrafting Trip

Swiftwater rescue training would be a good idea if you plan to be on remote rivers where your only option is to rescue yourself. Even on an "easy" river things can go wrong and the cold water doesn't leave much room for error. I can't help much with Alaska rivers but if you are driving/hitch-hiking ...
by adelorenzo
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Canada
Topic: Donjek River, Kluane National Park
Replies: 5
Views: 7148

Re: Donjek River, Kluane National Park

More pictures from the Duke and Donjek, same trip as the post above.

https://adelorenzo.exposure.co/donjek
by adelorenzo
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Canada
Topic: Gataga and Kechika rivers, Northern BC
Replies: 0
Views: 2250

Gataga and Kechika rivers, Northern BC

Photos and report from our trip this summmer:

https://adelorenzo.exposure.co/summit-l ... ks-landing

Also note we are not the first ones to make this trip. See:

https://vimeo.com/32702618
by adelorenzo
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Canada
Topic: Heart of Alaska - film
Replies: 1
Views: 2398

Re: Heart of Alaska - film

Hi Bjorn,

Nothing against your film project but posting the same thing on 10 different places on this site is just being spammy. I think posting it once would have done the trick.
by adelorenzo
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Echo Bend at 4.2'
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Re: Echo Bend at 4.2'

Looks like fun although I have to confess I spent the whole video wondering where the dog was!
by adelorenzo
Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fundraiser for Roman Dial
Replies: 0
Views: 1754

Fundraiser for Roman Dial

I'm sure many people have heard that Roman Dial's son, Cody, has been missing in Costa Rica since mid-July . Roman continues to search for him and just recently started a fundraising page. I've donated what I can. Please help if you can and share widely. Here is the link to the fundraising page: htt...
by adelorenzo
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Canada
Topic: Donjek River, Kluane National Park
Replies: 5
Views: 7148

Re: Donjek River, Kluane National Park

Trip report from the Duke and Donjek:

https://pburbidge.exposure.co/bocks-cre ... kraft-trip
by adelorenzo
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Effects of water on submerged bike
Replies: 1
Views: 1612

Re: Effects of water on submerged bike

I've done it a few times. The short term effects aren't really a problem but if you leave the bike for a while after your trip you are likely to end up with some seized bearings.

Moonlander -- or any bike, really -- would be fine just keeping in mind that it will be heavier than a lot of bikes.
by adelorenzo
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Canada
Topic: O'Donnel River in Atlin, BC
Replies: 0
Views: 2152

O'Donnel River in Atlin, BC

Some pics from our recent trip. Fun class 2 river with an optional put-in above a Class 3 canyon.

https://adelorenzo.exposure.co/odonnel-river
by adelorenzo
Fri May 16, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Cross Country Packrafting Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 4191

Re: Cross Country Packrafting Boots

On my trips I use North Face Hedgehogs or similar type of Gore-tex trail runners. My philosophy is lightweight and quick drying. I don't bring any additional footwear, I wear neoprene socks inside of the shoes for paddling and also wear those around camp.
by adelorenzo
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fjord Explorer in whitewater?
Replies: 5
Views: 2695

Re: Fjord Explorer in whitewater?

I use an unrigged Explorer for river trips up to class 2-3. I'm 6-6 so I bought it mostly for size but I don't feel like I'm at any disadvantage with the guys I paddle with in Denalis and Yaks.
by adelorenzo
Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: fixing paddle blade (Manta)
Replies: 2
Views: 2517

Re: fixing paddle blade (Manta)

I fixed a 4-5 cm crack in a plastic Aqua Bound with some tuck tape. It's still going strong!
by adelorenzo
Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: New Werner Packraft Paddles for WW
Replies: 7
Views: 5135

Re: New Werner Packraft Paddles for WW

I got a 4-piece 209cm Powerhouse this summer and LOVE it. I was using a noodly old Aqua Bound and the difference is amazing.
by adelorenzo
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Kings River "Magic Mile" & Canyon
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: Kings River "Magic Mile" & Canyon

That's some burly stuff! Nice work and good job on the edit, I really enjoyed it.
by adelorenzo
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Info on Nizina/Chitina/Copper
Replies: 2
Views: 1514

Re: Info on Nizina/Chitina/Copper

Couples more vids from that area...

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/73028022[/vimeo]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... E_yHOYIrbc[/youtube]

We're thinking the Copper is a little big, leaning towards coming in from the Yukon Territory to McCarthy area and back out.
by adelorenzo
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Wrangell-St. Elias suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

Re: Wrangell-St. Elias suggestions?

Hey Brad,

Check out Kennicott Wilderness Guides, they do some trips in the area and it should give you some ideas for a jumping-off point. We're thinking about a trip in that area next year as well, see my post a little further down I have some videos posted.

http://kennicottguides.com/
by adelorenzo
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Info on Nizina/Chitina/Copper
Replies: 2
Views: 1514

Re: Info on Nizina/Chitina/Copper

Looks like Andrew Skurka and Roman Dial did a similar route a few years back:

http://adventureblog.nationalgeographic ... of-alaska/



by adelorenzo
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Info on Nizina/Chitina/Copper
Replies: 2
Views: 1514

Info on Nizina/Chitina/Copper

Hey Alaskans, A few of us canucks over here in the Yukon are looking at a possible trip for next summer. Right now the line on the map has us coming over from Canada and making our way into the Nizina, Chitina and then the Copper River all the way to Cordova. Looks like some pretty cool stuff in the...
by adelorenzo
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caching packrafts?
Replies: 3
Views: 1943

Re: Caching packrafts?

If the bears don't chew on it the porcupines would, so I wouldn't leave it anywhere unprotected.