Alsek

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ricksthere
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Alsek

Post by ricksthere » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:43 am

Anyone out there packrafted it?

adelorenzo
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Re: Alsek

Post by adelorenzo » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:06 pm

Which part? Quite a few people I know have done the upper Alsek and then take various routes out from Lowell Lake, for example Goatherd Mountain to Bates/Mush Lakes. Jarvis - Kaskawalsh - Alsek is another way to get into the river or of course you can go in via the Tatshenshini. I know at least one group has done the rest of the river to Dry Bay as there is a video on youtube, you should be able to find it.

Parks Canada limits the number of put-ins on the Alsek so you'll need to plan in advance to try to get a permit. Also you are required to stay in designated camp sites.

The Duke, Donjek, Kathleen are some better packraft options in the Kluane area than the Alsek, IMHO.

ricksthere
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Re: Alsek

Post by ricksthere » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:00 pm

Sold! That route looks fantastic, without all the expense and hassles of the Alsek. I will keep looking into the Bock, Duke, Donjek..route, thanks.

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