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Virgin River

Post by forrestmccarthy » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:16 pm

Charlie Woodruff enjoyed his first packraft experience on the North Fork of the Virgin in Zion National Park. Starting at the Temple of Sinawava we descended The North Fork through the Court of the Patriarchs and Satin’s Staircase. The Springdale Stream Gage recorded 280 cfs at the time of our descent. We portage Corral Falls.


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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by gerardganey » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:27 am

My friend Diana and I took packrafts down to the Colorado in Canyonlands. We rafted about 10 miles of flat water, before The Confluence, and a few more miles of flatwater afterwards until we ran the first 8 rapids of Cataract Canyon. This was Diana's first overnight backcountry trip ever, she had fun and we are still friends.


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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by danransom » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:44 pm

A brief video from our 30 day trip on the Grand Canyon last month...
we had a few packrafts around, even though most of the video is canyons and
rafting...

http://vimeo.com/22309330

The Grand Canyon is an immense place, almost unfathomable in scale, and one of
the last places in the American West to be explored. John Wesley Powell called
it the "Great Unknown," having no idea what rapids, falls, or canyons awaited
him on his first descent of the river in 1869. In the decades since, the Canyon
has been a playground for dozens of explorers. River runners, backpackers,
routefinders, lithic hunters, and peakbaggers have all laid claim to the
Canyon's iconic landmarks, often seeking out the prestigious "firsts." While
many significant points of interest were being explored, there was one feature
that was left almost entirely ignored: the Canyon's innumerable technical slots.

Deep within this vast wilderness are secret and intimate tributaries rarely
visited by man, hiding some of the Canyon's most remarkable features. The
barrier to entry is steep. To explore them, one must have a knowledge of
backpacking, packrafting, rappeling, anchor building, and off-trail navigation.
The Last of the Great Unknown is the story of these slots, the canyoneers who
systematically explored their drainages, and the secrets hidden deep within
their walls.

In February 2011, a group of 16 set out to run the Grand Canyon and descend as
many slots as possible en route. The itinerary was ambitious. 280 miles of
whitewater, 30 days and 22 slots. The tally included 7 fully loaded boats, 5
rookie boatmen, 1400 packed meals, a steady flow around 20k cfs, and an ungodly
amount of 4 a.m. wakeup calls.

RomanDial
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by RomanDial » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:03 am

That video on the 30 days in the GC is so good, I think I am going to quit making videos.

Fall 2011? Does that mean Banff?

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by RomanDial » Sun May 15, 2011 7:08 am

Decided to buy a new camera and try HD:

Montana Creek: May 14, 2011



Little Susitna: June 8, 2011



East Fork Iron Creek: July 9, 2011

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cfi on the fly
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by cfi on the fly » Mon May 16, 2011 5:39 am

Awesome HD video RomanDial...

Cant wait to get out this year and do some of that!!

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by danransom » Mon May 23, 2011 1:47 pm

a bit more packrafting footage from our trip on the grand canyon this past winter...

http://vimeo.com/24137742

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by MelissaFlowers » Fri May 27, 2011 10:45 am

These videos are great! Thanks for sharing, everyone! =D
Melissa

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Re: Youtube Videos!

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by John N » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:53 pm

A quick bikerafting trip for people in the Mat-Su Valley: park at Napa in Palmer, ride bike with raft to Sutton on the Matanuska Railroad trail, raft to the Matanuska bridge on Arctic, and ride bike back to Napa. If you like a challenge throw in a dog for good measure. Make sure it is a mushing dog so it can pull you home.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by John N » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:38 pm

The final event of the 2011 Willow Creek Whitewater Festival put on by Susitna Sled and Kayak: teams of three race to be the first to get their beach ball from Redgate to the Shirleytown bridge using only paddles and boats (no hands or putting the ball on your boat).

The original agreement was not to mess with other teams beach balls...that agreement was quickly forgotten!

If you run whitewater in Alaska you will recognize many of the participants.



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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by John N » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:09 pm

Patrick and I did the "not-so-cheap" version of Sheep Creek on Saturday. Willow Creek was at about 900 cfs and the class III on Sheep was great. I now understand why this is referred to as a "classic".


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Yakutat to Glacier Bay

Post by RomanDial » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:46 pm

Eric Parsons, Dylan Kentch, Mike Curiak, Steve "Doom" Fassbinder and I fat bike and packrafted the 225 miles down the wildest part of the Lost Coast in 10 days of late June. Gordy and Thai even left us a note at the outlet of the lake draining Grand Plateau Glacier. This trip showed me the value of tidewater packrafting. I used an extended and spray decked 2011 Scout. It worked well for carrying a bike and weighed 4 lbs.

Here are some visual highlights of this incredible route, one of the most varied and interesting in the State, in my opinion.


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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by lucmehl » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:16 pm

Denali traverse by bike-ski-packraft!

http://thingstolucat.com/denali-traverse/

wfinley
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by wfinley » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:17 am

Luc's vid embedded.... but it really deserves a click though to his site above so you can watch the higher rez version.


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Bikerafting Yakutat to Glacier Bay.

Post by MikeC » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:36 am

The automated forum nazi won't let me embed a vid or even post a link to it, for fear of my newbness here meaning spam. Anyone care to embed it, please? Or give me a workaround? It's on vimeo, vid # 25943565.

Thanks,

MC

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Re: Bikerafting Yakutat to Glacier Bay.

Post by wfinley » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:13 pm

MikeC wrote:The automated forum nazi won't let me embed a vid or even post a link to it, for fear of my newbness here meaning spam. Anyone care to embed it, please? Or give me a workaround? It's on vimeo, vid # 25943565.

Thanks,

MC
Got the Vimeo embed working... but you should really jump to the page to watch it in higher def.


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Granite Creek near Sutton, AK

Post by John N » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:04 am

Mark Oathout and I made this run on July 23rd, 2011. This is a great packrafting creek!


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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by lucmehl » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:59 am

Aniakchak Crater Video and photos.

Can't embed anything... here is the link:

http://thingstolucat.com/aniakchak-crater/

-Luc

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by John N » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:23 am

August 2011 runs of Moose Creek near Palmer, Alaska. Video has a few shots of the Baylee self-bailer in action.


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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by lucmehl » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:50 am

Video, photos, and beta from a September run on the Lakina:

http://thingstolucat.com/lakina-loop/

-Luc

RomanDial
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by RomanDial » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:18 pm

Three trips with Thai:

(1) Upper Willow, with and without thigh straps:



Thai Verzone in the stubby yellow boat with orange deck has no thigh straps and an old, long sea kayak paddle.

Keeps up and shines.

(2) Aniakchak, too


and experimental video of Aniachak beach walk/packraft



(3) Mekong quickie in China

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Fitzroy river, NW Australia

Post by Chris S » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:20 am

Four vids from our week on the Fitzroy in the Kimberley - September, 2011.

Chris







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RomanDial
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by RomanDial » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:09 pm

Here's my 2011 Compilation:

all the packrafts in here are Alpackas and some show how well the 2011 models handle big drops and kill bandersnatches

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by wfinley » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:49 am


Globalization comes to packrafting... here we have a vid of packrafting the Hozu river in Japan (just outside of Kyoto). The music is the great Japanese punk band Hi-Standard playing an Elvis cover. Turn it up!

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Re: Youtube Videos!

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Jules Watson » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:57 pm

Luc - too good ! That was absolutely fantastic, very nicely done.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by wvdoorne » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:46 am

Just made my very first multi-day solo trekking/packrafting trip in the French alps, here are some impressions:


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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by mark » Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:50 pm

Have loved all the videos everyone is putting out. Not sure if these will embed okay as haven't done it before but here are a couple of ones I have made of packrafting in Australia on the Franklin and Snowy Rivers:

[youtube] http://www.youtube.com/embed/zdDXo3QG9SI [youtube]

[youtube] http://www.youtube.com/embed/jW03e5P5FOk [youtube]

Cheers Mark
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by wfinley » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:01 pm

mark wrote:Have loved all the videos everyone is putting out. Not sure if these will embed okay as haven't done it before but here are a couple of ones I have made of packrafting in Australia on the Franklin and Snowy Rivers:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zdDXo3QG9SI"

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jW03e5P5FOk"

Cheers Mark
Wrap the youtube url with the following: [ youtube ] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdDXo3QG9SI [ youtube ]




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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Jules Watson » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:20 am

Mark - wow. Thanks a heap for posting.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Craig » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:16 pm

Amazing videos Mark, great editing & tunes. I reckon your Snowy River excursion would have been the first ever ski-raftaneering trip in Australia!

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by forrestmccarthy » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:01 am

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=PL21ED8B03A7B761D9

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Esben » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:18 am

I totally agree, Problem is, a lot of YT clips are banned in Germany for music rights and we cant even upload our videos with our choice of Music. That is why Vimeo is more popular overseas :) David from Gridnorth.blogspot.com created a similar chanel there:
http://vimeo.com/channels/gridnorth

Thanks!

Sven

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by McNik » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:26 am

Following on from my blog posts at viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1783

I uploaded a video now, check it out!

HD link at http://youtu.be/WvosdNO_vI4?hd=1 - remember to click the bottom right box to get it full screen...


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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by alaskacreeker » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:41 pm

Timmy J.
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"Screw it, let the revolution begin..."

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by remoteriverman » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:00 pm

Hi all - I've just returned from another epic jungle river expedition, this time to the extremely isolated Rewa River in the Guyana jungles. Here's some of the bizarre and beautiful wildlife I encountered during the 4-week journey. More vids to come! You can also find these videos (and those from previous journeys) on my website and on the Remote River Man fan page on Facebook.

Cheers,
Kevin Casey
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Fishdejour » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:12 pm

Another from down under, a few brief bits from a trip on the Indi back in early spring.



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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by remoteriverman » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:11 pm


My companion on my journey to Rewa River in the Guyana jungles was a Makushi tribesman who fished with a primitive bow and arrow, made entirely from natural rainforest materials. His skill was freakish. He was also an exceptional animal tracker.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by remoteriverman » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:15 pm


If you're planning to take your packraft to an extremely remote jungle one day, this might be useful...

Cheers,
Kevin Casey
www.remoteriverman.com

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by remoteriverman » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:25 pm


Though my definite preference is to conduct expeditions solo (and these days, with a packraft!), on my 2011 Guyana journey I had an indigenous companion, who helped me find drinkable water vines in the jungle (of course I had done this a lot myself, both in Borneo and West Africa on previous trips). This helps a lot, since you then don't have to carry a ton of water with you on long walks through such forests. By the way, these new Guyana vids are also viewable on the video page of www.remoteriverman.com and also on the Remote River Man fan page on Facebook. I hope to have the DVD "Rewa: Guyana's Primeval River" edited and out by March 2012.

Cheers,
Kevin Casey
www.remoteriverman

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by remoteriverman » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:29 pm



Don't think you'd want one of these landing in your packraft - they're the largest rodents on earth, and nearly as heavy as a person...

Cheers,
Kevin Casey
www.remoteriverman

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Darren » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:33 am

Just a quick edit from various trips over the last 12 months or so. More of a how not to..... (tried to embed ????)
http://vimeo.com/35491615

stevebehi
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by stevebehi » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:12 am

Today our boat was baptised.

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/35834521

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by savenkov » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:11 pm

stevebehi wrote:Today our boat was baptised.
Grats! Mine has arrived two weeks ago, but rivers will break-up in April at the best...

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Feathercraft Baylee First Test!

Post by Crooked Creek » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:22 am

Won't have any running water here for a while, but I couldn't wait. First time trying both a packraft and a drysuit.

http://youtu.be/9r8hJpgSMGo



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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Crooked Creek » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:50 pm

First time trying out my Baylee in moving water. Jumped off a beaver dam and more :)

http://youtu.be/kdXsZJRPI3E

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by mark » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:00 am

Hi Folks,

Have finally managed to put together a movie from one of our recent packrafting adventures. Hope to get more out soon. Have now moved to Vimeo rather than YouTube.

This HD video is of a 5 day packrafting and canyoning trip in January down the upper Mersey River close to the Overland Track in Tasmania.

Cheers Mark



Or follow this link: http://vimeo.com/40802765

Or this Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/wildoates

P.S. A huge thanks to Blue Man for teaching me how to embed after I initially had trouble. Much appreciated!
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