Takhin River

South and east of Cordova, including Yakutat, Glacier Bay, Juneau and on down the Panhandle
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linusplatt
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Takhin River

Post by linusplatt » Tue May 22, 2018 8:51 am

We just packrafted the Takhin River near Haines in it's entirety. A big bushwhack to get to the Takhin Glacier and the Takhin headwaters, then lots of foot travel followed by some classic Alaskan paddling back to Haines. 3 days, 35 miles. Unbelievably gorgeous...

Full trip report here with photos:

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derekweiss
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Location: Juneau, AK

Re: Takhin River

Post by derekweiss » Tue May 22, 2018 6:44 pm

Great route! I live down in Juneau, might have to come up and do that. What was the price of your flight with Drake?

linusplatt
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Re: Takhin River

Post by linusplatt » Wed May 23, 2018 7:39 am

Drake charged us 150 a piece... 300 total for two flights. The bushwhack over Heartbreak might be a deal breaker... trust me, it is that bad. However, if you can talk Drake into dropping you at the Fox Airstrip, which may or may not be usable, you could either hike the 5 or so miles up stream to the Takhin Glacier, or just begin from the airstrip.

derekweiss
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Re: Takhin River

Post by derekweiss » Sun May 27, 2018 7:35 am

Thx for the beta.

I'm well versed in the SEAK bushwack from previous hunting escapades. But I'll take your bushwack rating of 10/10 seriously :geek:

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