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Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:39 am
by Blue Man
Hi Mark!

Film came out great!!
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Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:49 am
by mark
Blue Man wrote:Hi Mark!

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

[vimeo]4080276P5[/vimeo]

Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:04 pm
by savenkov


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

Bosnia

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 5:17 am
by forrestmccarthy
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.


Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 12:16 pm
by mark
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

Bruneau River

Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 9:27 am
by forrestmccarthy
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.

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:02 am
by stevebehi
Pack, hike, raft... a quest for the Lech river



Cheers

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:58 pm
by gilliland440
Surfing the Turnagain Arm Bore Tide!
Enjoy,
-JR

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

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:06 pm
by gilliland440
Packrafting the Swan Lake canoe trail.
Enjoy,
-JR

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

Bitch Creek

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:39 pm
by forrestmccarthy


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.

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:09 am
by stevebehi
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/


Delta River class V falls

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:28 pm
by gilliland440

Bob Marshall Wilderness

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:39 pm
by forrestmccarthy


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.

Buffalo Fork River

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:46 am
by forrestmccarthy


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.

Re: Youtube Videos!

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

Salmon River of Return

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:00 am
by forrestmccarthy


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.

How to embed a YouTube Video

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:29 am
by forrestmccarthy
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]

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:52 pm
by JustinWholey


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!

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:13 pm
by daveweimer



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

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:19 am
by lawnpotter
Love this video Dave! One of the best I have seen on packrafting. Very engaging.

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:57 am
by wvdoorne


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!

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:47 pm
by jeremy089786
A pretty funny video of some friends from the USYD Canoe club tackling the colo in $20 rafts:

http://vimeo.com/36063020

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:03 pm
by Mudskipper
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.

First time trying out my Feathercraft Baylee

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:49 pm
by Crooked Creek
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 :)



Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:47 am
by daveweimer
Cataract Canyon 4000cfs. A little cold this time of year but still fun.



Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:33 pm
by jeremy089786
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!


Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:24 pm
by Duncan


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

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:50 am
by Fishdejour
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

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:24 am
by David.H
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River Dee (Scottish Highlands)

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:35 am
by David.H
The rest of the blog post is here:
http://gridnorth.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03 ... lands.html



Franklin River

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:05 am
by forrestmccarthy


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.

Packrafting 2012

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:17 am
by forrestmccarthy


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.

Patagonia Packrafting 2013

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:57 am
by savenkov
Torres del Paine, Bernardo O'Higgins and Seno Ultima Esperanza

http://www.vimeo.com/62030452

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:43 am
by mark
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

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:41 am
by PackraftingTribal
Paddling the Cauvery River, South India with a few kayakers.

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

Gordon Gorge; upper Gordon River, Tasmania

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

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:21 am
by MikeC
Two weeks in Alaska's Brooks Range with boats, feet, food, and friends.


The b-side of randomness.

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 10:21 am
by MikeC
Spring cleaning for my hard drive this week. Please enjoy the last ~year worth of b-sides condensed into 5 minutes.



Cheers,

MC

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:46 am
by jeremy089786
A quick packrafting trip at Bents Basin (sydney):

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

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Sat May 04, 2013 11:59 pm
by Mudskipper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SErs77FYsww

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

High, cold and muddy

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

Jarbidge and Bruneau Rivers, Idaho

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 4:08 am
by forrestmccarthy


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.

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:44 am
by dman
Great looking trip. I would love to make that one some day.

Escalante Creek

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:45 am
by MikeC
Near Delta, Colorado.

ELF, 5/13/13.


Beautiful River and a little swimming practice.

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

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:48 pm
by MikeC
Slaughterhouse section of the Roaring Fork, near Aspen, CO.



Full details here:

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

Cheers,

MC

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:56 pm
by MikeC
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!

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:50 am
by mark
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

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:15 am
by Fishdejour


What we Australians call winter :-)
Steve

Re: Youtube Videos!

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:55 am
by jeremy089786
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!