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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Fishdejour » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:30 am

Spent 3 days paddling down a section of a remote river in the South East of NSW - Australia. I paddled my Unrigged explorer, Gus (Lizardboy) paddled his Denali Lama and Duncan paddle a yak (soon to buy an Alpacka after this trip I think). Grade 2/3 rapids, water level @ 0.9m (the minimum level) but running tannin stained but clear. Some lovely camp spots and very inspiring scenery. Easy and fun paddle. I would love to go back and do it when the level is up at about 1.5 hopefully....

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Winter Packrafting on the Middle Fork of the Salmon

Post by forrestmccarthy » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:22 pm



Winter Packrafting on the Middle Fork of the Salmon
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Desert Packrafting

Post by forrestmccarthy » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:52 am



This video is a photo compilation from multiple canyoneering and packrafting or raftineering adventures in Southern Utah. Destinations include Roberts Roost and the Dirty Devil River, The Muddy Creek Chute, Cataract Canyon on the Colorado, and a loop on the Escalante River. The sound tack is the country classic - Cool Water -performed by the legendary Hank Williams.
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by gerardganey » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:35 pm

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=gqg ... 6IszotI_0I

Definitely the hardest stuff I've paddled. Waterville Ledges are a hard IV.

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=gqg ... rdyiLVpmNk

Some III, Some IV one swim.

Martian

Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Martian » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:34 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4J5OFQCDvg
Sailing with the Windpaddle is hard with one hand while trying to record with the other. I have gotten better with it since this vid.
This is at Wilsons Prom, the southern most point of mainland Australia 04/2010.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Jules Watson » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:05 am

Nice one Martian ! Good to see some more Oz action.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by gerardganey » Thu May 06, 2010 3:03 pm



Creeking in Vermont. A in depth look(not really) on the differences between the packraft and the kayak on my second day of kayaking whitewater. May 6th 2010 on the Wells River.

Packrafting made learning to kayak easy.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by andrewallan » Thu May 06, 2010 5:00 pm

What a fun looking paddle - however the helmet cam almost made me sea-sick!

Impressed that you can run that day 2 in a kayak

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Middle Fork of the Flathead River

Post by forrestmccarthy » Mon May 17, 2010 11:35 pm




On May 14, 2010 Moe Witschard and Forrest McCarthy flew into Schafer Meadows Landing Strip on Montana's Middle Fork of the Flathead River.

Equipped with packrafts, Moe and Forrest hiked 20 miles further up the River to the confluence of Strawberry and Gateway Creeks. They then spent 3 days descending the 48 miles to Highway 12.

When they began their trip the Middle Fork gauge in West Glacier was running at 2,700cfs. Three days later when they finished their float the Middle Fork gauge was running over 9,000cfs.

Due to levels of high water and low testosterone they portaged sections of Three Forks, 25 mile Rapid and all of Spruce Park.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by AeroNautiCal » Tue May 18, 2010 9:28 am

Great video of a great trip! Image

Martian

Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Martian » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:26 am

Bikerafting the Yarra river in Melbourne Australia.


Easy rowing on the Yarra river.

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Owyhee

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Running Dry

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South Fork of the Flathead

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by ben » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:42 pm

I crossposted this in the California section: The Witchcraft in action!

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by ben » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:20 pm

Boulder Drop on the Skykomish (Washington)

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Wind Rivers to Jackson Hole

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Gros Ventre Headwaters

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Teton River

Post by forrestmccarthy » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:00 pm



Over several million years the Yellowstone Supervolcano blanketed eastern Idaho in hundreds of feet of volcanic ash, or tuft. Nearby, the Teton River drains the snowy western flank of the mighty Teton Range and has carved its way through the Yellowstone ash creating a wild, turbulent and beautiful canyon.

On July 25, 2010 Derek Collins and Forrest McCarthy put in at Harrops Bridge on Highway 33 and navigated 18 miles of the Teton River to the Linderman Dam. With the exception of the Felt Power Plan they ran everything. The gage above Leigh Creek reported 350 cfs.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by bkjamin » Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:26 am


South Fork Eagle River, Alaska

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by bkjamin » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:43 pm


HendrikM

Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by HendrikM » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:56 am

Not on Youtube, but on Vimeo as it is a HD video: http://vimeo.com/13878260 More aimed at beginners + interested folks & general thoughts instead of lots of action, but I hope you find it interesting nevertheless.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by alastairhumphreys » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:41 am

I think Vimeo is a much nicer site than YouTube for videos:
http://vimeo.com/9085238
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Disappointment Creek, Talkeetna Mountains

Post by RomanDial » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:26 am

Why not....

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Alaska 2009

Post by RomanDial » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:29 am



Maybe get something like this out for 2010....fingers crossed.

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Selway River

Post by forrestmccarthy » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:42 am



Designated as Wild and Scenic, the Selway River is one of North America's premiere wilderness whitewater rivers. With headwaters high in the Bitterroot Mountains along the Continental Divide the river drops rapidly through granite bedrock. The banks of the river are overgrown with cedar, fir, huckleberries and ferns.

On August 28 and 29 of 2010 David Chenault, Luc Mehl and Forrest McCarthy, equipped with Alpacka Rafts, walked in 27 miles, from Hoodoo Lake to the Confluence of Moose Creek and the Selway River. Low water prevented them from putting earlier on Moose Creek. The Selway gage was reported 600 cfs. They did successfully float the entire 23 miles from Moose Creek to Selway Falls.
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Skurka's trip

Post by RomanDial » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:30 am

Wrangells and Brooks Range:


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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by DaveChenault » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:57 pm

Some of my stuff:

Surfing Olympic (http://vimeo.com/15008283)

South Fork Flathead (http://vimeo.com/14198032)

North Fork 100 (http://vimeo.com/13442041)

Isle Royale (http://vimeo.com/13108357)

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I used to do a little, but the little wouldn’t do it

Post by forrestmccarthy » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:04 am



"Ironically as they paddle more and more whitewater, their reward circuitry (for dopamine) dulls, which makes the easier runs less satisfying and drives them to still harder runs and bigger drops to compensate. They are essentially chasing the high of earlier, heavenly thrills on easier water. This is precisely what we see with chronic alcohol or substance abuse."

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by RomanDial » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:56 pm

"Ironically as they paddle more and more whitewater, their reward circuitry (for dopamine) dulls, which makes the easier runs less satisfying and drives them to still harder runs and bigger drops to compensate."

Finding dopamine satisfaction:

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by bkjamin » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:44 pm

Hard to follow that one Roman, Wow, Great video guys.


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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Fishdejour » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:18 am

Another one from the land with no water;


Steve

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by bkjamin » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:06 pm

Fun Video by: eastcoastice1


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Re: Youtube Videos!

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Fishdejour » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:03 am

PPP (Pure Paddle Porn) Roman :D You guys have got some big balls. Love it all.

Steve

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by gerardganey » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:25 pm

Three Videos

I haven't taken a packraft down a river since early June. Why the heck am I packrafting in Vermont anyway? Kayaking has taught me many things, but I'm better in the packraft. First time I've made it down the whole section of the New Haven Ledges (IV+) without a swim or a portage. Never tried to plastic boat it. Looking forward to coming up to AK next summer.



Took the packraft on the family trip to Italy...

Part I: some city walking and packrafting in medium swells (the footage doesn't really justify that)



Part II: more walking, packrafting under a cool bridge, in a cave, and some jellyfish



The new go pro is more user friendly, and has much better battery life.

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Luc's Boof

Post by RomanDial » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:43 pm

Upper Willow, October 10, 2010



Luc Mehl is now battle rolling regularly in his thigh straps. Still, he wants to get a kayak in part to improve his paddling skills.

He's also hucking big drops with beautiful boofs:



I think this is my last video of the season.
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by trader » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:12 pm

Gerard, that's some pretty impressive running with a rolled up spraydeck :P Good song too.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Fishdejour » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:05 am

4 days walking and packrafting exploration of the remote Wilderness Coast in far eastern Victoria.



Not much freshwater for drinking, ticks, snakes and scorpions, loads of bird species, lots of flowering going on and even a rare spotting of a Dingo on the beach. Wicked trip.

Steve

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by wfinley » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:31 am

This vid is from RemoteRiverman. Enjoy!

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by wfinley » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:04 am

wyattroscoe sent me this excellent vid. Great music for an urban adventure!

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Karamea

Post by forrestmccarthy » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:02 am

The Karamea River runs through one of the largest, relatively intact natural areas left in New Zealand, Kahurangi National Park. The Karamea is a true wilderness adventure that lacks any road access and for most its length, even trails. The river is flanked by limestone cliffs, huge granite boulders and a lush mosaic of nakau palms, giant rata, a variety of beech trees. The Karamea is home to giant eels, great spotted kiwis, blue ducks and legions of sand flies.


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Waiau River

Post by forrestmccarthy » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:10 pm

The Waiau River in New Zealand's North Canterbury rises in the Spenser Mountains and flows south and east for 105 miles to enter the Pacific Ocean. Its generally hilly drainage basin, 1,270 square miles in area, borders the Canterbury Plains to the south. Packrafters can easily access the Waiau's upper gorges from Lewis Pass via a pleasant tramp along the St James Walkway.

There is a Maori legend associated with this river and the Clarence. According to the story the Waiau-uha (Waiau) and the Waiau-toa (Clarence) were respectively male and female spirit lovers living in the Spenser Mountains. For some reason they were transformed into rivers, the sources of which were not far apart. When warm rains melted the snows and caused floods, it was said that the parted lovers were lamenting and that the rivers were swollen with their tears.

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Re: Youtube Videos!

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by RomanDial » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:50 am

Great Grand Canyon and NZ vids Ganey and Forrest --- the GC one made my heart race and palms sweat....

Here's a Franklin River (Tasmania) video



and another little river there, the Anne

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by RomanDial » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:01 pm

The Vimeo version of the Franklin has the soundtrack

http://vimeo.com/19228804
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Fishdejour » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:52 pm

Another from down under



Steve
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Fishdejour » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:40 pm

A short 2 day trip down a south east NSW coastal wilderness creek. Lovely wild stuff.



Steve

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Re: Youtube Videos!

Post by Fishdejour » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:19 pm

One earlier in summer, walk and explore of a remote estuary system on the far south east coast on NSW Australia.



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