First packraft trip to AK

The south side of the Alaska Range, the Talkeetnas, the Chugach mountains, the Kenai Peninsula and the Wrangells
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cmcquade
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First packraft trip to AK

Post by cmcquade » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:43 am

Hello,

My wife and I are coming to AK next week for some packrafting adventures. The only for sure trip in Sanctuary River +/- Windy Creek float. After that we will be staying at our condo in Anchorage. Can anyone suggest favorite day trips near anchorage / Turnagain / Seward? We are contemplating twenty-mile also from girdwood.

thanks

chuck

Gerhardt
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Re: First packraft trip to AK

Post by Gerhardt » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:57 am

Do a forum search for Glacier creek, that's a good one in Girdwood. Also, from Anchorage there's South Fork off Hiland Rd in Eagle River. The upper portion would be great for almost anyone if the water level is right, right now the middle section is a little tricky and it's a good idea to either scout ahead a lot, or go with someone that knows this section well. The middle section currently has two log jams and a boulder garden that need to be ported.

alaskariverguy
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Re: First packraft trip to AK

Post by alaskariverguy » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:57 pm

Portage Creek
Granite to East Fork Six Mile (be sure to take out at the parking lot before the canyons!)
Glacier
Kenai River
If you have the time we just did the flag stop train from Talkeetna and got dropped off at Lion Creek and then floated the Susitna back to Talkeetna, a 3 hour float.
Chulitna

Someone just posted recently a list of road accesible floats in Alaska. Good place to start

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