Franklin River, 1981: my first packrafting trip.

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J McLaine
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Franklin River, 1981: my first packrafting trip.

Post by J McLaine » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:45 pm

An old movie some viewers might enjoy; recently discovered footage from my first packrafting trip down the Franklin River, in January 1981:
http://mclaine.org/home/packrafting-and ... 82-part-1/

(Double-posted to the video page.)

Cheers, John

Fishdejour
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Re: Franklin River, 1981: my first packrafting trip.

Post by Fishdejour » Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:43 pm

That's fantastic John, plenty of cringe inducing sections, definatly more arse than class :-) It really shows how far it has all come from the rubber ducks and paddling techniques (lack of...) to the camera technology. Thanks for sharing that, it's great.

Steve

J McLaine
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Re: Franklin River, 1981: my first packrafting trip.

Post by J McLaine » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:54 pm

Thanks Steve, some crazy stuff there, hey?

I forgot to mention that there's a follow-up of our 1982 trip; a year older and wiser, and some bigger, scarier water. Look for the Churn sequence at about 3:05:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSzxp4A2Pxg

Cheers,

John

Darren
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Re: Franklin River, 1981: my first packrafting trip.

Post by Darren » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:42 pm

Awesome read and great vids John, thanks for posting them up.

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