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by forrestmccarthy
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Arizona & New Mexico
Topic: Grand Canyon
Replies: 28
Views: 20824

Re: Grand Canyon



I did something really fun, with great people, in a beautiful place - http://forrestmccarthy.blogspot.com/201 ... river.html
by forrestmccarthy
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Grand Canyon of the Colorado



I did something really fun, with great people, in a beautiful place - http://forrestmccarthy.blogspot.com/201 ... river.html
by forrestmccarthy
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: BACKraft by AIRE
Replies: 2
Views: 3060

BACKraft by AIRE

https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/252688_10152729939398256_4669793156661077624_n.jpg?oh=ad1e80c7e5c2c9785b52d1e6f7334458&oe=54C4C2C5 In 2015 AIRE will introduce the lightest, self-bailing, whitewater-worthy watercraft the world has ever seen. Check it out - http://forrestmcc...
by forrestmccarthy
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Guide Books
Topic: Southern Utah
Replies: 2
Views: 2239

Southern Utah

The possibilities of linking packrafting with desert hikes, canyoneering, and mountain biking are limited only by one's imagination. Below is a link to a guide for some of the classics that is intended to help with logistics, provide useful links, predict stream flows, and inspire you to explore eve...
by forrestmccarthy
Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Southern Ice Field Traverse: A new packraft classic?
Replies: 5
Views: 6859

Re: Southern Ice Field Traverse: A new packraft classic?

Crossing Lago O'Higgins in packrafts is impressive and bold. Well done. Inspiring journey.
by forrestmccarthy
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Packrafting 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RDEUUb8ZCY&list=UUUzcHnZE8xFkPyR6lc27Lgg&feature=share The video includes footage from Tasmania's Franklin River; Idaho's Jarbidge and Bruneau rivers; Wyoming's South Fork of the Shoshone River, Thorofare Creek, Buffalo Fork River, Wiggins Fork of the Wind River, Gra...
by forrestmccarthy
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: South America
Topic: Aysén Region of Chile
Replies: 0
Views: 1916

Aysén Region of Chile

I recently completed a 2-week and 275+ mile packrafting tour of Central and Southern Patagonia. Starting near Balmeacede, Chile and ending in El' Chaltén, Argentina, I paddled the Río Ibíñex, Río Chacabuco, lower Río Baker, and Río de las Vueltas. This region is a packrafting wilderness paradise wit...
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Torres del Paine: Grande q
Replies: 1
Views: 2066

Torres del Paine: Grande q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf1NBXz7SM0&feature=youtu.be The Torres del Paine National Park, located in southern Chilean Patagonia, encompasses a mystical landscape of granite walls and spires, chaotic glaciers, windy lakes, and numerous rivers, cascades, and waterfalls. The trekking route that ...
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Torres del Paine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf1NBXz7SM0&feature=youtu.be The Torres del Paine National Park, located in southern Chilean Patagonia, encompasses a mystical landscape of granite walls and spires, chaotic glaciers, windy lakes, and numerous rivers, cascades, and waterfalls. The trekking route that ...
by forrestmccarthy
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Labyrinth Canyon
Replies: 0
Views: 1334

Labyrinth Canyon



You can learn more about this adventure at - http://forrestmccarthy.blogspot.com/201 ... anyon.html
by forrestmccarthy
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Labyrinth Canyon



You can learn more about this adventure at - http://forrestmccarthy.blogspot.com/201 ... anyon.html
by forrestmccarthy
Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Russian Packraft
Replies: 4
Views: 3381

Russian Packraft

by forrestmccarthy
Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Two-Pound Packrafting Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 1791

Two-Pound Packrafting Kit

I recently completed an 80-mile traverse of the Wind River Range that required negotiating several lakes walled-in by massive granite cliffs. The majority of the route was trail-less and crossing these lakes by packraft the most efficient means of travel. The route also involved cross-country scramb...
by forrestmccarthy
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Guide Books
Topic: Yellowstone National Park
Replies: 0
Views: 1480

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is the heart of more than 20,000,000 acres of the wildest country left in the continental United States. Yellowstone also contains the largest concentration of wild and free flowing rivers. Administered as Wilderness, the Park is mostly roadless, untrammeled, and a potentia...
by forrestmccarthy
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Wyoming
Topic: Packrafting Wyoming's Wildest Corner
Replies: 6
Views: 3491

Re: Packrafting Wyoming's Wildest Corner

It was Moe Witschard's van who was with us.
by forrestmccarthy
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packraft Discrimination
Replies: 14
Views: 7304

Re: Packraft Discrimination

I received that information from Kelly the river manager. I would call ahead of time to be sure. There attitude towards packrafts apreas to be in flux. I would call ahead of time.
by forrestmccarthy
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:45 am
Forum: Wyoming
Topic: Packrafting Wyoming's Wildest Corner
Replies: 6
Views: 3491

Packrafting Wyoming's Wildest Corner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CfIg_hBlS0 The Du'Mor' packrafting route starts in the Dunoir near Dubois and finishes on the Buffalo Fork River near Moran, Wyoming. The route links three wilderness rivers by crossing three high mountain passes (including the continental divide) through the most re...
by forrestmccarthy
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Du'Mor' — Packrafting Wyoming's Wildest Corner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CfIg_hBlS0 The Du'Mor' packrafting route starts in the Dunoir near Dubois and finishes on the Buffalo Fork River near Moran, Wyoming. The route links three wilderness rivers by crossing three high mountain passes (including the continental divide) through the most rem...
by forrestmccarthy
Sat May 18, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Jarbidge and Bruneau Rivers
Replies: 1
Views: 1536

Jarbidge and Bruneau Rivers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoOPs8v8-h8 Paddling the Jarbidge and Bruneau Rivers requires navigating long committing desert canyons filled with rattlesnakes, mandatory portages, sharp raft piercing rocks, poison ivy, and a healthy population of insects. It‘s also one of the most beautiful and th...
by forrestmccarthy
Sat May 18, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Jarbidge and Bruneau Rivers, Idaho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoOPs8v8-h8 Paddling the Jarbidge and Bruneau Rivers requires navigating long committing desert canyons filled with rattlesnakes, mandatory portages, sharp raft piercing rocks, poison ivy, and a healthy population of insects. It‘s also one of the most beautiful and th...
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: 9 Days + 3 Passes + 3 Rivers = 3 Traverses
Replies: 1
Views: 1196

9 Days + 3 Passes + 3 Rivers = 3 Traverses

I had nine great days on the South Island with 3 traverses that included descents of the Landsburough, Waiatoto, Havelock and Rangitata Rivers.

Check it out - http://forrestmccarthy.blogspot.com/201 ... aland.html
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Packrafting 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKNb9Wi4kgw It was a stellar year for packrafting. Starting with a whirlwind tour of Bosnia and ending on the Salmon River of Return it's was a full year of non-stop whitewater fun. If this year is even half as fun as last year, good times will be had. Thanks to all m...
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: The Franklin
Replies: 8
Views: 2705

Re: The Franklin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXUytM5kErs For over a 120 Kilometers the Franklin River flows from Tasmania's Central Plateau through deep limestone and quartzite gorges and dense rainforest of beach trees and Huon Pine to its confluence with the Gordon River. This wild and turbulent river is the h...
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Franklin River

66707231 For over a 120 Kilometers the Franklin River flows from Tasmania's Central Plateau through deep limestone and quartzite gorges and dense rainforest of beach trees and Huon Pine to its confluence with the Gordon River. This wild and turbulent river is the heart of the Franklin-Gordon Wild R...
by forrestmccarthy
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

How to embed a YouTube Video

I hear folks are having trouble imbedding YouTube Videos. I've had trouble too. I've been doing the end run around this technical difficulty by going into edit mode of previous YouTube posts and copying the html YouTube code. I then replace the older YouTube link with the new one. I use the longer o...
by forrestmccarthy
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Posting YouTube Videos
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

Posting YouTube Videos

I hear folks are having trouble imbedding YouTube Videos. I have had trouble too. I've been doing the end run around this technical difficulty by going into edit mode of previous YouTube posts and copying the html YouTube code. I then replace the older YouTube link with the new one. I use the longer...
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Idaho
Topic: Salmon River of Return
Replies: 1
Views: 3986

Salmon River of Return

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Vct40gQBg The massive 2.36 million acre Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness Area is one of the largest protected wildlands in the contiguous United States. Combined with the adjacent Gospel Hump Wilderness and surrounding Forest Service roadless areas, it is ...
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Salmon River of Return

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Vct40gQBg The massive 2.36 million acre Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness Area is one of the largest protected wildlands in the contiguous United States. Combined with the adjacent Gospel Hump Wilderness and surrounding Forest Service roadless areas, it is ...
by forrestmccarthy
Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Wyoming
Topic: Buffalo Fork River
Replies: 3
Views: 3149

Re: Buffalo Fork River

I had one on. Though the first three times I ran the Buffalo Fork was before I used a helmet when packrafting.

Andy forgot his. Thought about lending him mine so he would set a good Youtube example. But thought better of it.
by forrestmccarthy
Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: Bob Marshall Wilderness
Replies: 4
Views: 5279

Re: Bob Marshall Wilderness

Unlikely the North Fork of the Sun will have enough water in August.

Rock Creek is a dirty little creek. Best to use the trail.
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Wyoming
Topic: Buffalo Fork River
Replies: 3
Views: 3149

Buffalo Fork River

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYrIbinP2JU The Buffalo Fork drains the high plateau country of the southern end of the Absaroka Range within the Teton Wilderness. This high country provides enough lingering snowmelt to allow boating late into the summer. The Buffalo Fork, including both the North a...
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Buffalo Fork River

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYrIbinP2JU The Buffalo Fork drains the high plateau country of the southern end of the Absaroka Range within the Teton Wilderness. This high country provides enough lingering snowmelt to allow boating late into the summer. The Buffalo Fork, including both the North a...
by forrestmccarthy
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: Bob Marshall Wilderness
Replies: 4
Views: 5279

Bob Marshall Wilderness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf5WQTcRXo4 The Bob Marshall Wilderness extends for 60 miles along the Continental Divide that separates the Flathead and Sun River drainages. Starting on July 3, 2012 at the Benchmark Trailhead Tom Turiano, my six-month old border collie, and I spent five days connec...
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Bob Marshall Wilderness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf5WQTcRXo4 The Bob Marshall Wilderness extends for 60 miles along the Continental Divide that separates the Flathead and Sun River drainages. Starting on July 3, 2012 at the Benchmark Trailhead Tom Turiano, my six-month old border collie, and I spent five days connec...
by forrestmccarthy
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2011 Yak 4-Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Re: 2011 Yak 4-Sale

Sold.
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Idaho
Topic: Bitch Creek
Replies: 0
Views: 2861

Bitch Creek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ssZ5v5cfvE Over several million years the Yellowstone Supervolcano blanketed eastern Idaho in hundreds of feet of volcanic ash or tuff. Nearby, the Teton River and Bitch Creek drain the snowy western flank of the mighty Teton Range. The rivers have carved their way t...
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Bitch Creek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ssZ5v5cfvE Over several million years the Yellowstone Supervolcano blanketed eastern Idaho in hundreds of feet of volcanic ash or tuff. Nearby, the Teton River and Bitch Creek drain the snowy western flank of the mighty Teton Range. The rivers have carved their way t...
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2011 Yak 4-Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

2011 Yak 4-Sale

Red 2011 Yak with custom "Dial Style" spray deck. Asking $700. Call 307-733-3742 or email forrestmccarthy@hotmail.com
by forrestmccarthy
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Packs
Replies: 4
Views: 3146

Re: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Packs

Grasshopper,

It is not a "waterprroof" pack. You still need to line it with a light weight dry bag. It carries weight well and after 10 months of heavy use is still holding up.
by forrestmccarthy
Wed May 30, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Bruneau River
Replies: 1
Views: 2544

Bruneau River

Fed from melting snow in the Jarbridge Mountains in Northern Nevada, the Bruneau River System has cut a magnificent labyrinth of deep canyons through ancient lava and sagebrush-steppe. The basalt canyons are up to 1,200 feet deep and often so narrow rivers run wall to wall. In 2009 the primitive and...
by forrestmccarthy
Wed May 30, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Bruneau River

Fed from melting snow in the Jarbridge Mountains in Northern Nevada, the Bruneau River System has cut a magnificent labyrinth of deep canyons through ancient lava and sagebrush-steppe. The basalt canyons are up to 1,200 feet deep and often so narrow rivers run wall to wall. In 2009 the primitive and...
by forrestmccarthy
Thu May 24, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Wyoming
Topic: Packrafting Guide to Jackson Hole
Replies: 4
Views: 6822

Packrafting Guide to Jackson Hole

Great rivers, creeks and lakes, many of them roadless and therefore ideal for packrafts, surround Jackson Hole. From scenic wilderness floats to steep creeking to serene mountain lakes there’s something for everyone. May through early July snowmelt creates a packrafting paradise. After the snow is a...
by forrestmccarthy
Tue May 15, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Bosnia
Replies: 2
Views: 3720

Bosnia

Bosnia’s rugged Dinaric Alps create a colossal karst landscape populated by snow clad mountains, gushing springs, steep crystal clear creeks, emerald green rivers, lush valleys, primeval forests, wolves, bear, ancient architecture, and a complex culture and history. The origin of the name Bosnia dat...
by forrestmccarthy
Tue May 15, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Bosnia

Bosnia’s rugged Dinaric Alps create a colossal karst landscape populated by snow clad mountains, gushing springs, steep crystal clear creeks, emerald green rivers, lush valleys, primeval forests, wolves, bear, ancient architecture, and a complex culture and history. The origin of the name Bosnia dat...
by forrestmccarthy
Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125001

Re: Youtube Videos!

YouTube is an integral part in the evolution of the sport of packrafting and is a place for the packrafting community to share experiences and inspire others. This playlist highlights some of the most influential and inspiring films of the last six years, IMHO. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P...
by forrestmccarthy
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Packs
Replies: 4
Views: 3146

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Packs

Hyperlite Mountain Gear (HMG) is making some really cool packs out of Cuben Fiber that are great for packrafting. HMG’s roll down closure for the top of the pack is feature I am particularly found of. HMG packs wisely lack the common design of a draw sting and top lid. Instead they employ a simple, ...
by forrestmccarthy
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Packs
Replies: 21
Views: 17241

Re: Packs

Hyperlite Mountain Gear (HMG) is making some really cool packs out of Cuben Fiber. HMG’s roll down closure for the top of the pack is feature I am particularly found of. HMG packs wisely lack the common design of a draw sting and top lid. Instead they employ a simple, secure and proven dry-bag style...