Youtube Videos!

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Blue Man
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Blue Man » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:39 am

Hi Mark!

Film came out great!!
Click quote to see how I embedded it :


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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by mark » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:49 am

Blue Man wrote:Hi Mark!

Film came out great!!
Click quote to see how I embedded it :

[vimeo]4080276P5[/vimeo]

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Post by savenkov » Mon May 14, 2012 9:04 pm



Finally, we gave our packrafts some testing. The roughest water we've in 500km near Moscow :-)

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Bosnia

Post by forrestmccarthy » Tue May 15, 2012 5:17 am

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 dates back to the Roman Empire and the term bosana meaning water – the regions most plentiful resource. On route to ether the Adriatic Sea or Black Sea Bosnia’s many rivers have carved dramatic canyons and exciting passageways ripe for exploration by intrepid paddlers.


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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by mark » Tue May 15, 2012 12:16 pm

Great video Forrest!

Awesome rivers, falls and gorges and obviously an amazing country.

Must have been a great trip!! Definitely intrepid paddling.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Mark

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Bruneau River

Post by forrestmccarthy » Wed May 30, 2012 9:27 am

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 wild character of the Bruneua and Jarbridge Rivers was honored and protected by the establishment of the 89,996 acre Bruneau-Jarbridge Rivers Wilderness.




On Memorial Day weekend 2012, Amy McCarthy, Andy Tyson, and I walked in three miles from a graded BLM Road near Grasmere to the Frank Triguero Homestead on the West Fork of the Bruneau. Three fantastic days were spent descending sixty miles to the take out 10 miles above the town of Bruneau.

The Bruneau River was running between 300 and 350 cfs at the USGS Gage near Hot Springs, Idaho. This was an exceptionally fun level for packrafting. The water was sufficiently deep for our nimble packrafts and we handedly navigated the many steep and rocky Class 3/4 rapids.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by stevebehi » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:02 am

Pack, hike, raft... a quest for the Lech river



Cheers

gilliland440
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by gilliland440 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:58 pm

Surfing the Turnagain Arm Bore Tide!
Enjoy,
-JR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBnMxuy87Wk&feature=plcp

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by gilliland440 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:06 pm

Packrafting the Swan Lake canoe trail.
Enjoy,
-JR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZwWE6q_V0U&feature=plcp

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Bitch Creek

Post by forrestmccarthy » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:39 pm



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 through the Yellowstone ash creating wild, turbulent and beautiful canyons.

On June 16 Andy Tyson, Wyatt Roscoe, and I descended Bitch Creek from the confluence of the North and South Forks to the confluence with the Teton River. Starting in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness we covered 22 miles of Class 3 to 4+ whitewater in packrafts. With exception of several mandatory portages around river wide logs we ran everything, including Driscoll’s Drop. The Teton River Gage reported 750cfs.
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by stevebehi » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:09 am

4 packrafts, 5 persons. 24:grensmaas (border Belgium/Holland)

Full report => http://dzjow.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/2 ... -5-people/

Please visit our blogs http://dzjow.wordpress.com and http://patagoniandreams.com/


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Delta River class V falls

Post by gilliland440 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:28 pm


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Bob Marshall Wilderness

Post by forrestmccarthy » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:39 pm



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 connecting the two drainages in a grand 120-mile packrafting loop. White River Pass and a long hike over Silvertip Mountain allowed us to connect descents of the North Fork of the Sun River, the White River, the South Fork of the Flathead, and the North Fork of Flathead.

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Buffalo Fork River

Post by forrestmccarthy » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:46 am



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 and South Forks, offers some of the best and most accessible wilderness packrafting in Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

On July 21, 2012 Andy Tyson and I completed a hike-float-hike-float that included sections of both the North and South Forks. Starting in Turpin Meadows we walked 5 miles along the North Fork Trail to Soda Fork Meadows. From the confluence with the Soda Fork we paddled 5 rocky yet worthy miles to the confluence with the South Fork. After deflating our packrafts we hiked 3.5 miles to the bottom of the Class 5 gorge below Lower Pendergraft Meadows. We opted to portage several Class 5 drops. The lower gorge of the North Fork provided several miles of fun technical Class 4 whitewater. After returning to the confluence we enjoyed a splashy 5 miles (Class 3) back to the Turpin Meadows Trailhead. The gauge for the Buffalo Fork River reported just over 500cfs.

The Buffalo Fork River is a significant tributary of the Snake River Headwaters. In 2009, with the passage of the Craig Thomas Snake Headwaters Legacy Act, the Buffalo Fork River’s outstanding remarkable values were forever honored and protected by being congressionally designated a Wild and Scenic River.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Crooked Creek » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:00 am

Sorry, I am too dense to embed the vid, but first (and solo wilderness whitewater) packraft trip in Alberta, Canada here: http://youtu.be/Mye6FUzpSk0

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Salmon River of Return

Post by forrestmccarthy » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:00 am



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 the heart of a 3.3 million acre (13,000 km²) roadless wonderland. The Salmon River threads through its core.

Early trappers and explorers, including Lewis and Clark, feared and avoided the Salmon River and its deep canyons. It took the discovery of gold in the 1880s for westerners to fully navigate its turbulent waters. Thirty-foot flat-bottomed barges supplied mining activities. The Salmon River was too swift for these barges to return up-river, and hence the name "River of No Return."

In September 2012, Mike Curiak, Jim Harris, Forrest McCarthy, Andrew McLean, Tom Turiano, and Moe Witschard utilized packrafts to challenge the century old idea that paddling is a one-way event in the Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness. Starting near the confluence of the Middle and Main Forks of the Salmon, they descended 60 miles through the heart of the wilderness to the confluence with the South Fork.

After an out and back side trip up the South Fork they spent two and half days hiking roughly 35 miles over Horse Heaven Ridge and Chicken Peak to the confluence Big and Monument Creeks. Twenty-five miles of paddling on Big Creek, and 20 miles on the Middle Fork, returned them to where they started.

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How to embed a YouTube Video

Post by forrestmccarthy » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:29 am

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 old style YouTube link (available as a YouTube Share option).

Below is the HTLML code you can use:

[youtube]cut+and paste+the+long+youtube+link+here[/youtube]

JustinWholey
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by JustinWholey » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:52 pm



Four of us packrafted Moose Creek (near Palmer, AK) from the End of Buffalo Mine Rd. to the Glenn Hwy. at 225 cfs. Flooding from the week before added a substantial amount of channel-wide sweepers/strainers to the creek. We scouted most of the creek before we ran it adding several hours to a normally 2.5 hour float. Super fun creek!

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by daveweimer » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:13 pm




Packrafting American Creek in Katmai N. Park. Bears Everywhere. We were not attacked, much.

lawnpotter
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by lawnpotter » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:19 am

Love this video Dave! One of the best I have seen on packrafting. Very engaging.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by wvdoorne » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:57 am



Trailer of my 4-month hiking/packrafting trip through Scandinavia last summer. I rafted about 600km of lakes and rivers (Susna, Rapadno, Divielva, Kautokeinoelva, Iesjohka, Karasjohka, Tana) in northern Scandinavia, keep an eye on my http://transscandinavia.wordpress.com blog the coming months for stories and more video footage!

jeremy089786
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by jeremy089786 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:47 pm

A pretty funny video of some friends from the USYD Canoe club tackling the colo in $20 rafts:

http://vimeo.com/36063020

Mudskipper
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Mudskipper » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:03 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ejlkrionqA

A recent trip down the Wairaurahiri River in southern Fiordland NZ. Big first day but great paddle down.

Crooked Creek
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First time trying out my Feathercraft Baylee

Post by Crooked Creek » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:49 pm

Finally figured out how to embed a video, thanks to Forrest. This was my first time trying my new packraft on moving water. Now I'm hooked :)



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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by daveweimer » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:47 am

Cataract Canyon 4000cfs. A little cold this time of year but still fun.



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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by jeremy089786 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:33 pm

Some footage from the Packrafting Skills Course with Jim Gonski on the Snowy River last November. River is around 1000 cfs.

Thanks a bunch to Jim for the training, Dale and Rob for organisation, Max for editing the footage and everyone who contributed to such an awesome 3 days!


Duncan
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Duncan » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:24 pm



A trip down the Colo River just out of Sydney, Australia, running at two metres on the Upper Colo gauge.

Put in at the bottom of Bob Turners Track and pulled out at the Upper Colo bridge.

A fun day playing in the rapids, with a laid back finish.

Duncan

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Fishdejour » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:50 am

Pelorus River/track loop (s) South Island, New Zealand

A good 20 km walk/packraft loop trip from the road end up to Captains Hut then back down through the Pelorus River gorge to the road end. Really lovely walking, river level was very low but still enough grade 2/3 in between the gorge pools to keep it fun. I did it as an overnighter but this could be done as a big day trip (for the fit & young), would be a great paddle with good water levels. A longer loop from Pelorus Bridge would be possible too and/or higher up the Pelorus track/river. Great loop country.



Steve

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by David.H » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:24 am

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River Dee (Scottish Highlands)

Post by David.H » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:35 am

The rest of the blog post is here:
http://gridnorth.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03 ... lands.html



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Franklin River

Post by forrestmccarthy » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:05 am



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 Rivers National Park and part of the larger 3.46 million acre Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area. In February of 2013 Moe Witschard, Brad Meiklejohn, and Forrest McCarthy enjoyed eight leisurely days packrafting this world-class whitewater run through primeval wilderness.
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Packrafting 2012

Post by forrestmccarthy » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:17 am



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 my willing and skilled packrafting partners. I look forward to even more adventures together. It just keeps getting better.

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Patagonia Packrafting 2013

Post by savenkov » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:57 am

Torres del Paine, Bernardo O'Higgins and Seno Ultima Esperanza

http://www.vimeo.com/62030452

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by mark » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:43 am

Another packrafting video of a 7-day journey down the Franklin River in Tasmania. It is one of Australia's most beautiful rivers and always an amazing adventure.



For those viewing on a mobile device: https://vimeo.com/63477102
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by PackraftingTribal » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:41 am

Paddling the Cauvery River, South India with a few kayakers.

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

J McLaine
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Gordon Gorge; upper Gordon River, Tasmania

Post by J McLaine » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:50 pm

Recent trip with Matt Brain. The music was written/performed/produced by my 15 year old son, Jack. Hope you like it.

http://youtu.be/sEA3Yk2ycDU

Cheers,

John

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by MikeC » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:21 am

Two weeks in Alaska's Brooks Range with boats, feet, food, and friends.


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The b-side of randomness.

Post by MikeC » Thu May 02, 2013 10:21 am

Spring cleaning for my hard drive this week. Please enjoy the last ~year worth of b-sides condensed into 5 minutes.



Cheers,

MC

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by jeremy089786 » Fri May 03, 2013 12:46 am

A quick packrafting trip at Bents Basin (sydney):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwyJSElTHKo

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Mudskipper » Sat May 04, 2013 11:59 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SErs77FYsww

Packrafting trip down the Hollyford River in northern Fiordland National Park, New Zealand.

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High, cold and muddy

Post by Crooked Creek » Thu May 09, 2013 12:58 pm


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Jarbidge and Bruneau Rivers, Idaho

Post by forrestmccarthy » Sat May 18, 2013 4:08 am



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 thrilling wilderness adventures you can have.

On May 11-13 Moe Witschard and I made the 80-mile run. The USGS Bruneua River Gage reported 700 cfs.

American Whitewater offers online descriptions of both Jarbidge and Bruneau. In 2009 these two wild rivers were honored and protected by the establishment of the 89,996-acre Bruneau-Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by dman » Sun May 19, 2013 9:44 am

Great looking trip. I would love to make that one some day.

MikeC
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Escalante Creek

Post by MikeC » Tue May 21, 2013 3:45 am

Near Delta, Colorado.

ELF, 5/13/13.


Crooked Creek
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Beautiful River and a little swimming practice.

Post by Crooked Creek » Tue May 28, 2013 11:36 pm


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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by MikeC » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:48 pm

Slaughterhouse section of the Roaring Fork, near Aspen, CO.



Full details here:

http://lacemine29.blogspot.com/2013/05/ ... kippy.html

Cheers,

MC

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by MikeC » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:56 pm

The same heat that causes the less ambitious among us to curse it's stifling presence has brought relief from the mountains down to us.

Last night after work we partook of it's splashy goodness.



It ain't about the boat, nor any perceived skill level--you just have to get out there and get wet.

Hardshell kayaks and packrafts were equally represented. Both were outnumbered by innertubes and Wal-Bucket inflatables.

All were smiling, laughing, glowing. And cool despite the heat.

I call it 'cross training', though I'm still not sure what for...

Get out and get some if you can!

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by mark » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:50 am

Nice surfing action Mike C! Impressed. Thanks for helping me out by embedding my video on the Australian/NZ forum!

A short video of a fun day on the Lea River in Tasmania last summer. Super low water level but surprisingly still a great day out. Not really paddling - more like 'Rock Slidin' Tassie Style':

Link for those on mobile devices: https://vimeo.com/68016777

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Fishdejour » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:15 am



What we Australians call winter :-)
Steve

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by jeremy089786 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:55 am

http://youtu.be/_wMPAS5Pzxw

A couple of rivers in Nepal in a raft and a kayak. More details (and hopefully a proper imbed) to come soon when I get some better internet!

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