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by cory
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Upper East Fork Chulitna River or Upper West Fork of same
Replies: 13
Views: 15688

Re: Upper East Fork Chulitna River

Did a fantastic day trip on the East Fork last weekend. Started from the Middle Fork bridge on the Parks Highway and headed into the mountains to the east on an ATV trail. A good amount of up and down on the hike, but it is super-scenic, easy walking. We put in about a mile above Crooked Creek. The ...
by cory
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Winner Creek to 20 mile
Replies: 17
Views: 9547

Re: Winner Creek to 20 mile

Did Winner Creek to Twenty Mile yesterday for the first time in a few years. A little cool and soggy, but plenty of water in the river for this time of year. There is a new (to me anyway) false trail to watch out for on the hike down to the river. About halfway down from the pass to the river, we ca...
by cory
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Packrafting in Utah?
Replies: 29
Views: 12555

Re: Packrafting in Utah?

Andrew - I lived in Park City for six years (until 2002), and looking back, I would have loved to have owned a packraft when I was there. You've got a lot of options. There are posts in this forum about Canyonlands, Escalante, and the Green River (a section north of Canyonlands). Here are a few more...
by cory
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Floating North From Grandview to Placer
Replies: 3
Views: 1608

Re: Floating North From Grandview to Placer

I've scoped it out in late Spring on skis and during the summer from the train, but have not run it. It is not an easy float - it is technical whitewater. The section above the canyon (and the railroad tunnels) looks to be class III. Looks like a lot of fun for an advanced packrafter, but I'm unsure...
by cory
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Anybody have info on the Trail River near Grandview?
Replies: 4
Views: 1438

Johnson Pass to Trail River near Grandview

Last fall, we tried a Johnson Pass > Grandview > Trail River route, but turned around at the pass because I got sketched out going up the ice and rock without any tools. Toby went back two weeks later with ice axes and crampons, and had an easier go of it. Sounds like the river was marginally floata...
by cory
Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Towing packraft on snow/ice
Replies: 5
Views: 1855

Re: Towing packraft on snow/ice

Erin and Hig are the experts on this. Here's a little bit of information and photos on their website:

http://www.groundtruthtrekking.org/blog/?p=57
by cory
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Historical River Flow Data
Replies: 1
Views: 1327

Historical River Flow Data

This may be common knowledge, but I've talked to a few packrafters recently who were unaware of this resource, so I figured it was worth posting... I think many people are aware that the USGS website has real-time river data, but they also have data archived from past years. Often when I am reading ...
by cory
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Placer River-Spencer Glacier
Replies: 1
Views: 2136

Re: Placer River-Spencer Glacier

I know people have done this by going up the Johnson Pass trail and then up Center Creek, but I've heard that its a slog. Last summer, we tried going over from Center Ridge (Turnagain Pass), which keeps you (mostly) above treeline, but we got cliffed out at the ridge just southeast of Tincan Peak an...