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by DesertDog
Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: South America
Topic: Packraft Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru near Cusco
Replies: 3
Views: 2782

Packraft Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru near Cusco

I love to bring my packraft on trips. The Sacred Valley near Cusco, Peru is a good destination as paddling goes. It's not a wilderness experience but does offer immediate tranquility and great views. I am in the valley for 5 weeks (dry season July/August 2015) and have been using my packraft to floa...
by DesertDog
Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Asia
Topic: Packrafting whitewater in Burma Myanmar
Replies: 1
Views: 3056

Re: Packrafting whitewater in Burma Myanmar

Go to the far north
by DesertDog
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Arizona & New Mexico
Topic: White Rock Canyon, NM (650cfs/aug 2014)
Replies: 0
Views: 1881

White Rock Canyon, NM (650cfs/aug 2014)

Packrafted Rio Grande through White Rock Canyon, NM near Santa Fe at 650 cfs, 2 Alpaca packrafts, 11-13 August 2014. Carry your water as water may contaminated from Los Alamos National Lab (Radioactive materials and heavy metals). Put in at end of Old Buckman Rd (Otowi Bridge is closed to boaters). ...
by DesertDog
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Asia
Topic: Khao Lak Packrafting, Thailand Undeveloped beach for camping
Replies: 1
Views: 2560

Re: Khao Lak Packrafting, Thailand Undeveloped beach for cam

Several other options in the bay including a launch under bridge on Thung Muang river. Watch out for strong tides and winds. Got really close to spending the night out in the mangroves. Go prepared.
by DesertDog
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Asia
Topic: Ao Nang Packraft Kayak Krabi Thailand
Replies: 1
Views: 2774

Re: Ao Nang Packraft Kayak Krabi Thailand

I also took my packraft out around several karst islands in Phang Nga bay. Awesome!. Great way to avoid the crowds. Watch out for strong winds and tidal currents. Be ready to spend a night stranded on an island if need be. Great caves, coves and beaches.
by DesertDog
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Thailand Khao Lak Packrafting
Replies: 0
Views: 1004

Thailand Khao Lak Packrafting

Sawadee I'm in the Khao Lak area during February 2014 putting in hiking, diving and packrafting time. I brought 2 boats with me. If anybody is around the area let me know and you join me on our second yak. I am planning an open water trip around some islands of Phang Nga bay next week and there are ...
by DesertDog
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: Asia
Topic: Chiang Mai, Mae Wang river, Packraft Thailand
Replies: 3
Views: 3801

Re: Chiang Mai, Mae Wang river, Packraft Thailand

I paddled the Mae Wang river 3 times while staying a month in Chiang Mai in Jan/Feb 2014. Water level was dropping fast each week I went back. It made for a different run every time. Water was quite low early Feb and I dragged in a few spots. Watch out for bamboo strainers. You can add river time by...
by DesertDog
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: Asia
Topic: Thailand Packrafting Tips near Chiang Mai
Replies: 0
Views: 2313

Thailand Packrafting Tips near Chiang Mai

There are lots of rivers to paddle around Chiang Mai. I don't care much for the city of CM I would stay in the hills near Doi Saket. Anyway! Info from January 2014: Spent my time paddling the Mae Wang river (see post) very fun and scenic class II-III or more depending on water levels. My favorite. P...
by DesertDog
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Asia
Topic: Sailing a PAckraft with an Umbrella
Replies: 0
Views: 2139

Sailing a PAckraft with an Umbrella

I've been experimenting with umbrellas as a sail on my yak and it has been really good fun. Cheap umbrellas didn't work as they fold back up but I got this sturdy one here in Thailand that has a rigid frame. I use my paddle as a rudder and off I go. It has been working great at sea and on bays but t...
by DesertDog
Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: Asia
Topic: Khao Lak Packrafting, Thailand Undeveloped beach for camping
Replies: 1
Views: 2560

Khao Lak Packrafting, Thailand Undeveloped beach for camping

I love this open flat water/hike combo south of Khao Lak. About 16kms of water and land. Check for currents, tides and winds before you go. Look at google maps satellite. Bring snorkel equipment. Avoid monsoon season (rough seas) or just opt for a paddle in the bay to the incredible 15k long undevel...
by DesertDog
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Asia
Topic: Chiang Mai, Mae Wang river, Packraft Thailand
Replies: 3
Views: 3801

Chiang Mai, Mae Wang river, Packraft Thailand

Beautiful day trip down the Mae Wang an hour drive south of Chiang Mai. 10 river Kms. Drove to Elephant camps in the national park, put in below cable bridge that leads to Eco-Lodge. First 4 kms are fairly flat then 5 kms of whitewater through rock gardens. Class II-III+ of continuous rapids. Beauti...
by DesertDog
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Asia
Topic: Ao Nang Packraft Kayak Krabi Thailand
Replies: 1
Views: 2774

Ao Nang Packraft Kayak Krabi Thailand

Spent some time near Ao Nang, Andaman Sea, Krabi Province, Thailand in November 2013. As most of coastal Thailand is overrun by tourism I took our packrafts to get away from the crowds. (Go to Myanmar/Burma if you want a last glimpse at SE Asia as it was before the economic boom.) I suggest launchin...
by DesertDog
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Asia
Topic: Ko Lanta Packrafting Thailand
Replies: 0
Views: 2338

Ko Lanta Packrafting Thailand

Spent November/December 2013 on Ko Lanta, Thailand, an area lacking in rivers so I opted to take our packrafts in the mangroves and around surrounding islands. What a great decision! Ko Lanta is a large island in Southern Thailand on the Andaman Sea. Ko Lanta is too touristy and crowded in my opinio...
by DesertDog
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Asia
Topic: Myanmar Burma Packrafting
Replies: 0
Views: 2323

Myanmar Burma Packrafting

We just spent a month in Myanmar (Dec/Jan2013/14) and put in some paddle time packrafting Lake Inle and packraft on the Irrawaddy river or Ayeyarwady River near Bagan. Highly recommend it. We spent 10 days packrafting through small lake towns on lake Inle to the great amazement of villagers. Just re...