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by kwt279
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Birch, Charley, Yukon Rivers June 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1109

Birch, Charley, Yukon Rivers June 2015

Hey everyone, I am looking for potential partners for a 280+ mile trip starting on the Steese Hwy, floating the Birch River(I-III), upper Salcha River, Charley River (III), and finishing on the Yukon River back to Circle, AK. It looks like there should be less than 55 miles of walking and should tak...
by kwt279
Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Happy River The Hard Way; Lake Chakachamna To Skwentna, AK
Replies: 0
Views: 1582

Happy River The Hard Way; Lake Chakachamna To Skwentna, AK

Lake Chakachamna to Skwentna, Alaska 170 miles, 10.5 days of travel Skwentna River Class IV Happy River Class III Styx River Class II I flew into Lake Chakachamna on the evening of August 24, 2014 with low lying clouds. I was dropped off right at the delta of the Nagishlamina River and spent the nig...
by kwt279
Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Cross Country Packrafting Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 3708

Re: Cross Country Packrafting Boots

Those new Balance OTB's seemed great to me as well... until I thrashed them in 3 months; great concept, but too many seams to break. FYI, I am hard on my gear and I use it A LOT! I will stick to whatever old running shoes I have around, non-gore-tex preferably. The constant wet to dry cycle is hard ...
by kwt279
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Moose Creek
Replies: 71
Views: 17349

Re: Moose Creek

We ran it on the 6/25 (~250 cfs) and 6/26 (~260-280cfs) 3 times from the bridge to the Glenn Hwy, we had 4 portages due to wood. The rain on the 26th made the first part quite the ride. Fun creek, easy shuttle! I look forward to scouting above the bridge!
by kwt279
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Jacksina (near nabesna)
Replies: 4
Views: 2432

Re: Jacksina (near nabesna)

The canyon was only like a class two when I ran it in the third week of September, 2013 with many tedious braided and shallow channels once you exit the canyon. We could see the high water mark nearly ten feet above us though... It was a relatively straightforward two day walk from the Nabesna road ...
by kwt279
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Southwest
Topic: Gilkey River/Juneau Ice field
Replies: 1
Views: 1416

Re: Gilkey River/Juneau Ice field

We both now know that walking up the river from Berner's Bay is a bad idea...