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by CST
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Bikerafting
Replies: 34
Views: 22236

Re: Bikerafting

in the trips we did, I had a older deck on a llama and Dylan had an open boat. We carried our bikes and gear the same way so it did not really matter.
Humm.. panniers put them between your legs?
by CST
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Skurka's Return Announced
Replies: 5
Views: 1655

Re: Skurka's Return Announced

The trips Andrew does is super ambitious and bold. and it should inspire others to think big. When someone has found a way to make a living by doing what they love them more power to them. Like johnz kinda said - when you operate on such a high level, it's easy to mistake being high ambition & motiv...
by CST
Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Fixed length trekking pole attachment
Replies: 4
Views: 1619

Re: Fixed length trekking pole attachment

hey Andrew,
I have not done it but I know people with skis usually have grab loops installed in the middle of the long tube pieces and lash the skis to them.
by CST
Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Wanted...
Topic: wanted packraft
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

Re: wanted packraft

oh sweet you mean they are NRS?
by CST
Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packraft Rating System
Replies: 15
Views: 2981

Re: Packraft Rating System

right but you Know that a 5.8 climb frozen in ski boot is going to be hard, where as you don't really know if something is class 3 is at 400 cfs or at 2000 cfs. Like what is the base line? 5.8 sunny in tee shirt is assumed, but you don't have that with water since it is more variable.
by CST
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Bikerafting
Replies: 34
Views: 22236

Re: Bikerafting

by CST
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packraft Rating System
Replies: 15
Views: 2981

Re: Packraft Rating System

I think with the higher end of the whitewater, that regardless of the system used there needs to be some accurate flow data. 6 mile is the perfect example. saying it is PR 4 or class 3-4 is meaningless unless you say it is that rating in July or October. But at the low levels, sure - 20 mile will al...
by CST
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: Glue & home repair kits?
Replies: 6
Views: 2546

Re: Glue & home repair kits?

Don't scuff up the fabric, but do clean both the raft spot and the bottom of the grab loop with the MEK or 99% alcohol.
Make sure you can paddle with your skis attached!
by CST
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Happy River (Alaska Range)
Replies: 11
Views: 3242

Re: Happy River (Alaska Range)

Awesome!
it's the new summer reverse Iditapaddle!
by CST
Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bike packrafting Slide show Friday night
Replies: 0
Views: 710

Bike packrafting Slide show Friday night

Image
see you there
by CST
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Towing packraft on snow/ice
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Towing packraft on snow/ice

They just used a piece of P-cord and a micro biner. Thats as complex as it got.
by CST
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packrafting in the News
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Packrafting in the News

Hey!
We were on vacation, you're supposed to sleep late while on vacation!
And actually we were thinking about the day ahead before getting up. its part of the process you see. Cookie dough, think about day. repeat , repeat again, start over and repeat, then stand up slowly...
by CST
Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Safety gear for packrafts
Replies: 34
Views: 10293

Re: Safety gear for packrafts

on our gulf trip we used a 2 oz bottle of alcohol and Dylan had some candles. We were lazy for the most part when it was raining, but between the two methods we usually got things going.
by CST
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lost Coast Bike / raft
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

Re: Lost Coast Bike / raft

Hey Thanks Mike! wow 12 seconds, that's crazy. We did have a good ammount of room, but the glacier was still towering above us. The schwack camp was hilarous, we actually slept great in the reclined position (it was like a 30 degree slope) and cutting down the Alders was key. We Estimated it would b...
by CST
Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lost Coast Bike / raft
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

Re: Lost Coast Bike / raft

Hey Thanks - 8' huh? I have no idea, but they were huge and scary in the boats, just praying that they wouldent start braking on us. Here are some more photos: Schwack "camp" - the leatherman saw came in very handy! http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t57/eaparsons/bushwackbivy.jpg Our bushwack exit ...
by CST
Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lost Coast Bike / raft
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

Re: Lost Coast Bike / raft

Totally classic shot of the tent in the water! What an awesome solo trip you had. We were terrified of Hubbard gap too, so we tried bushwacking around it but ended up broken & shattered after a day and a half with the bikes, we dropped down a talus gully that thankfully didnt cliff out and then we r...
by CST
Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lost Coast Bike / raft
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

Re: Lost Coast Bike / raft

Great shots!
we camped up in at the far corner of that beach in the shot with your tent.
What was your route? where did you all go?
Its awesome back there.
by CST
Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lost Coast Bike / raft
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

Re: Lost Coast Bike / raft

yeah The Dylan got a good view of it, he would know.
by CST
Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lost Coast Bike / raft
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

Re: Lost Coast Bike / raft

fun was had.. http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t57/eaparsons/dylanhubbard2.jpg http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t57/eaparsons/uprussell.jpg http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t57/eaparsons/softuckfloat.jpg http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t57/eaparsons/hellschwack.jpg http://i157.photobucket.c...
by CST
Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Little Switzerland to Talkeetna
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

Re: Little Switzerland to Talkeetna

Wow,
Awesome trip Roman. Pretty funny that it was all about ice worm research too!
by CST
Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lost Coast Bike / raft
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

Lost Coast Bike / raft

Dylan and I are going to try to go from Yakutat to Cordova on fat tire bikes and packrafts.
Erin and Hig inspired...
We leave on Monday and will have a few sat phone updates here if all goes well:
http://lostcoastbike.blogspot.com/
cheers,
Eric
by CST
Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Tyvek Tape?
Replies: 8
Views: 3397

Tyvek Tape?

Anyone know where to buy the stuff in Anchorage?
Thanks!
Eric
by CST
Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Ship Creek -- Lower Canyon
Replies: 23
Views: 6750

Re: Ship Creek -- Lower Canyon

Really? I mean, really really?
Lets do it.
by CST
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Multi-Use Footwear
Replies: 10
Views: 5049

Re: Mulit-Use Footwear

Shaggy, Wearing the smartwool socks with neoprene socks over them sounds really bulky. Those mountaineer socks are some of the thickest out there. How did you fit them in your shoes? or are you using shoes a size larger? I'm new fan of Darn tough socks, their boot full cushion ones are awesome. welc...
by CST
Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Ways to keep spray deck from ripping open?
Replies: 6
Views: 2040

Re: Ways to keep spray deck from ripping open?

Erin and Hig sewed in small simple center release buckles on their decks.
these..
http://www.owfinc.com/Hardware/phardwar ... %20Buckles

they blow open if they really need to according to them, but I'm sure you'd want to test out the release yourself.
by CST
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 302
Views: 87004

Re: Youtube Videos!

In favor of better quality I've switched to Vimeo,
here are my latest offerings:

http://www.vimeo.com/1160662

http://www.vimeo.com/1384708
by CST
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consequences of Posting Trip Reports
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

Re: Consequences of Posting Trip Reports

nobody can stop my addiction to posting trip reports. nobody!
what would I do with my camera? with my spare time?
by CST
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Hope to Homer, kinda, well not really actually just Kenai.
Replies: 2
Views: 2232

Hope to Homer, kinda, well not really actually just Kenai.

Dylan and I used fat tire bikes to try the Hope to Homer coast route, it was great and we made it to Kenai but had to get cut it short due to other obligations back in town. We biked gull rock, then floated around gull rock to Burnt Island leaving on a high tide in Turnagin arm. It was no problem al...
by CST
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Attachment point & Floor material
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: Attachment point & Floor material

My # is actually 301-6678 ;)

And yes I have officially been granted "go-to" status by Sheri for minor repairs, grab loops etc in the Anchorage area. I have materials and glue and I'm not afraid to use it.

And Dano, you get Colorado because she moved shop down there.

Cheers,
Eric
by CST
Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Denali HWY-7mile lake-Eureka Creek-Delta River
Replies: 11
Views: 6797

Re: Denali HWY-7mile lake-Eureka Creek-Delta River

nice Jeff!
jesus, how many people went? 7 boats?
Eric
by CST
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Broken Sawyer Paddle
Replies: 8
Views: 2296

Re: Broken Sawyer Paddle

funny you mention bears because we had one step on and crack a Sawyer blade just a bit ago.
by CST
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Go Pro Waterproof helmet camera for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 875

Go Pro Waterproof helmet camera for sale

I have one Go Pro helmet camera for sale. Basically brand new, these things are sweet and idiot proof. Take video clips and stills while packrafting, skiing or anything else for that matter. Different mounts included. Totally waterproof housing to 100' New $169, asking $125 I have one more and reall...
by CST
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Denali park, Toklat-Stampeede trail bike loop
Replies: 1
Views: 1787

Denali park, Toklat-Stampeede trail bike loop

Dylan Kentch, Kellie Okonek and myself did a sweet loop last week in Denali park. Biked in the Park road, 56 miles to the Toklat River, biked gravel bars a bit and camped for the night. We put in on the Toklat the next day. The River was pretty boney but still a decent float, 12 hours later we took ...
by CST
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Lost Paddle on Echo Bend
Replies: 0
Views: 894

Lost Paddle on Echo Bend

Just thought I'd throw this out there, if anyone runs Echo Bend keep an eye out for a paddle in the upper section. I wasnt there when it happened so cant describe the spot really well. It has the initials EP on the blades. Will provide beer or gear repair services... Note to self - dont let novice r...
by CST
Mon May 26, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Eagle River & Echo Bend 5/26
Replies: 1
Views: 909

Eagle River & Echo Bend 5/26

Nora and I hiked back Eagle RIver intending to float from the lake all the way back. The river is still mainly fed from the side streams and not from the glaicer yet, so it is really boney at the rapids downstream of the ford site.. really low. we put in around thunder gorge and had a mellow foat an...
by CST
Thu May 22, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Hatchers Pass to Kashwitna??
Replies: 12
Views: 4295

Re: Hatchers Pass to Kashwitna??

Looks good on the map dosent it? Friends that did it reported a bushwack from hell, then more bears than they could shake a stick at, then endless meanders to get back to the highway, missing a day of work in the process.. The traverse to Sheep creek to Barthoff creek would be worthwile, skipping th...
by CST
Thu May 22, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Ultra lite throw bag
Replies: 10
Views: 3971

Re: Ultra lite throw bag

Forrest- Dyneema Does have a low melting point. Packs made out of the 100% dyneema cloth are usually a bit unfinished looking since the ends of the threads used to sew them cant be melted or it would torch the pack. Good question for Sterling directally. I'll look into it. Dano - probabally, but not...
by CST
Thu May 22, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Winner Creek - 20 mile this weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Re: Winner Creek - 20 mile this weekend

I think Echo bend on eagle river would be good now, not too scary yet.
you could hike all the way back to Glacier lake and float back to the Yurts. Great day trip.
River was flowing good yesterday.
by CST
Tue May 20, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Ultra lite throw bag
Replies: 10
Views: 3971

Ultra lite throw bag

50' of Dyneema rope and silnylon.
no grommets or webbing.

I'll update this once some throwing is done.

Image

Image

what is everyone looking for in their throw bags?
Eric
by CST
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Bikerafting
Replies: 34
Views: 22236

S&S

Hey Daa,
Funny you mention James because I used to live in the fort a while back and am friends with James. He's how I know about them.
Surly has a good thing going on with the travlers check. I love seeing them come out with products that no one else will make.
Cheers
Eric
by CST
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie with question about alternative use of raft
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

Re: Newbie with question about alternative use of raft

sleeping on an uninflated boat is not bad, if you're out in the open and its raining though be sure to be using the bottom side up or else you'll wake up miserable in a moat of water. I think its amazing that even with the wear that erin and hig put on their "sleds" that they have held up ok. The bo...
by CST
Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Girdwood-Knik River Traverse?
Replies: 12
Views: 6162

Re: Girdwood-Knik River Traverse?

Yeah, like Roman Said, I bet its always like that in the winter then gets carved out in the summer. Its welllll worth the bike trip if you have good studded tires. I'll do it again in a heart beat!
looking foreward to boating season!
by CST
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 302
Views: 87004

Knik arm



by CST
Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 302
Views: 87004

Erin and Higs

Erin and Hig allowed me access to their entire collection from Seattle to Anchorage so far.. here is a quickie! I'm psyched!

by CST
Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Patagonia?
Replies: 7
Views: 4702

Re: Patagonia?

The southern part of the Caraterra Austral, the area around the RIo Nef and Baker south of Lago General Carerra would be cool. The Rio Nef espessially More remote options off the road south of Cocharane. Parque nacional Queulat would be awesome as well - a bit wet though with big peak options. The t...
by CST
Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gore Immersion needed!
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Gore Immersion needed!

Hey you all,
I have a side project that requires some Gore-tex immersion, or similar fabric.
So if anyone has an old pair of waders, dry pants, dry suit, or what ever that are shot and you'd want to donate them let me know.

I dont really expect anyone to reply to this but thought I'd ask anyway.
by CST
Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 302
Views: 87004

Re: Youtube Videos!

Tucker is one of those NPS Climbing rangers
"sick Balls productions" made me laugh out loud! good stuff, looked like a gnarly route out.
This past summer some other guys were in there that climbed for a few weeks in the rain like us then came out the chulitna.
by CST
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Packs for Packrafting
Replies: 40
Views: 13836

Re: Packs for Packrafting

Yes that Dyneema fabric is awesome, but its pretty much unavailable for Joe sewer to buy anymore - at least now. I love the stuff.
Good dialog here...
by CST
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: In Search of A Dry Boat
Replies: 22
Views: 5599

Re: In Search of A Dry Boat

If sitting lower in the boat bewteen the tubes creates the pool of water there due to the inadequate tension / something pushing up in the middle. How about attaching some swimmies around your thighs so that they push the deck up? I could think of a few other things that could be straped on as well ...