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DuMore Packraft Trip

| August 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

The true beauty of  packrafts is that their lightweight portability allows you to boat wildly remote rivers which would be logistically daunting or expensive with a hard-shell boat.   Weighing in at about 15 pounds for the entire boat, paddle, pdf, drysuit, etc., means that you can hump them over mountain passes and carry them […]

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River of Return – TR

River of Return – TR

| October 18, 2012 | 8 Comments

This was one of the funnest non-skiing trips I’ve ever been on and is an instant Wilderness adventure classic.  Named “The River of Return” as it starts and finishes at the same spot in the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness area, this trip was the brainchild of Forrest McCarthy from Jackson Hole. […]

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PackRaft Practice Outing

PackRaft Practice Outing

| June 5, 2010 | 9 Comments

After seeing an inflated PackRaft in Alaska Mountaineering & Hiking last year, it was love at first sight and I ended up buying one.  PackRafts are burly little personal rafts that are capable of carrying things like skis, bikes, packs or bloody chunks of moose on them.  Deflated and folded up, they weigh in at […]

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PackRafts – Small Miracles

PackRafts – Small Miracles

| August 17, 2009 | 12 Comments

I’d heard about PackRafts from a few adventurously inclined people, but didn’t really get the full picture until I was up in Alaska last spring and had a chance to see a real, live version at the AMH store.  In short, PackRafts are very compact, high quality, lightweight personal rafts made out of durable raft […]

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