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January 18, 2019

2nd Annual #DogsOfPackrafting Photo Contest

Dogs of Packrafting, News, Events, Reviews

And The Winners Are…

Note: We were unable to share all the photo contest entries on Instagram, so we did not consider Instagram likes from our own platform.

Congrats to Nikki T. for winning one of the Werner Pack-Tour M Paddle with his submission, “Sunrise Glacier: Murphy doesn’t mind trading whitewater for ski approaches, even during runoff.” This was a staff favorite, and is the featured photo for this blog. We liked it because it spoke to the multi-sport adventures you can imagine while you’re on a packraft.

Jose M. had the most votes (345) for this photo of his pup, Lonchas. “August 19 in Lapland, Norway.” Lonchas is an old favorite pup of ours! We’ve seen many photos of him over the years. Congratulations on winning the Pack-Tour M Paddle!

This photo by Helen B. got the second most votes on the app. Congrats for winning an Alpacka Copper River Delta T-shirt and an Alpacka Raft calendar! This was also a staff favorite, and the most loved of the photos we posted on Instagram.

Congrats Dan D. for winning an Alpacka Raft Logo T-shirt with: “Wenatchee River, Wash. & Boya Lake, BC: I think Kenai loves the packraft even more than I do.”

We especially loved this photo because of the retro boat. Thanks Jesika R.! Enjoy your new Alpacka Raft Logo T-shirt. Her entry: “Hot Alaskan summer day: Paddling to our campsite on Crescent Lake. Enjoying some reprieve from the bugs!”

Erin S. won an Alpacka Raft Logo T-shirt for this fun perspective shot. “A girl’s best friends: Dog, packraft, flyrod, in no particular order.”

Honorable mentions and Alpacka Raft calendars go to: Mylise B. and Connor J. for sharing photos of a wet and bored “Talley” on the “waveless waters of Bear Glacier!”

And Beth H. also wins an Alpacka Raft calendar for: “Oofta the Deckhand: Our pup Oofta loves to greet our passengers and guests. On this day he was very helpful in retrieving some pack rafters to show them the correct way to our boat, the Tulchina, after their float trip on the Tlikakila River in Lake Clark Pass.” We thought this was the most out there, adventurous photo.

And the rest of the awesome entries (only ones with packrafts in them are shown)…

Jimi W.: “Alpine lake after a fall blizzard: The memories make us rich.”

James Lyons: “Subsistence Rafting: Floating the Kenai Canyon with a bird dog converted to salmon.”

Jordan Haffener: "Greta Geared Up for Granite Creek: Greta's unbridled excitement before running Granite Creek in the Kenai mountains this summer"

Kelly Hearn: “Sodog and the geese: Sodog checking the geese out.”

Stefan Oesterreicher: “Wilcodog: Reuss River, Switzerland Wilco, the chocolate lab on his very first packrafting tour.”

Dan Doan.

Heather Thamm: “Matanuska State Ferry. Betsy Young ferrying her pups home after a day at the office. Matanuska River, Alaska.”

Kelly Hearn: “Sodog on Bonelli: SoDog is on a paddle on the lake.”

Heather Haffener: “Sunbathing Bulldog: Sunbathing in Halibut Cove during a 3 day trip paddling Katchemak Bay's creeks and coastline.”

“Herding the flock? When I overheard the hoomans talking about getting a couple of Alpackas I was super excited to put my herding skills into action. Wasn’t expecting to have to learn new water skills instead. #kelpiesofpackrafting.”

Andrea DiNino: "Dylan chillin' on the Swan River: Dylan was adopted from a hoarding situation in Mexico...now she spends her summer days floating on the lakes and rivers of northwest Montana, just as she deserves."

Halvor Westerheim: “Kids and dogs: Out on the Oslofjord, Norway.”

“Castaways: Chevelon Canyon in afternoon light with a full crew.”

“Floating down the St Mary River in Babb, Montana. Photo by @BellKat.”

Captain Badger!

Caleb Billmeier

Deanne Huff: “Ben and Tesla: Out for an evening ocean paddle from our home on Douglas Island, Alaska. Mendenhall Glacier is in the background.”

“Alpackahuahua: Chili, the packrafting Chihuahua, catching some whitewater on the Powerhouse section of the Kern River, California.”

“Two small adventure dogs: Still have to get used to the wobbly "ground"

Alison Koziol: “Look mom, I’m a boat dog!: Dudley’s first time in the packraft.”

Aimee Chauvot: “Leo’s First Float: Adam White captured this picture of his wife, Aimee, and fur-baby Leo, on the Placer River float in Alaska this summer. She (the dog) was a natural!”

Adam White: “Potty Break; Leo decides when it’s break time! Leona and Adam, her fur-daddy, on Portage River in Alaska.”