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Adventure Stories

June 20, 2017

Packrafting Afghanistan

Adventure Stories

Packrafting Afghanistan – 1st Descent of the Oxus River Story & photos by Jonathan Rider Rafting in Afghanistan. Sounds fun. Packrafting Afghanistan. Even better. In September 2015 Edmund Le Brun and I made the first descent of the Oxus River from its source in the Afghan Pamir to the border […]

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April 9, 2018

A Desert Wander

Adventure Stories

10 Fort Lewis College Adventurers Hike & Packraft 80 Miles of Uninhabited Desert Country Below Clay Hills to The San Juan Arm of Lake Powell Photos & story by Brett Davis “For afterwards a man finds pleasure in his pains, when he has suffered long and wandered long. So I will […]

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April 24, 2018

What Have Rivers Given You? A 5000 Miles of Wild Story

Adventure Stories

Alex LaLonde on Learning Focus, Resilience, and Respect on The Saranac River (& Other Rivers) – A 5000 Miles of Wild Whitewater Story Share Your Story for the Chance to Win a Werner Sherpa Paddle! As a way to explore some of the world’s packrafting landscape and also fulfill their […]

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March 5, 2018

A Brief History of Bikerafting (aka “Nature Biking,” aka “Hell Biking,” aka Anything But “Bikepacking,” please)

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Packrafting History

Biking & Rafting (aka Bikerafting): An Early History of Two Human-Powered Travel Methods From the Perspective of Some Legendary Adventurers By Lizzy Scully, with significant help from Steve “Doom” Fassbinder and Roman Dial “Bikes and rafts are a really cool combination, one that will make you feel clever, especially when […]

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December 6, 2017

A Trekking 1st: Fisherman Justin Barbour and his dog, Saku, Fish & Packraft Their Way Across Newfoundland

Adventure Stories, Fly Fishing

A Man & His Dog Make the 1st Trek Across the Remote Newfoundland Wilderness, Feeding Themselves With Fish Along The Way Over the last few years Justin Barbour has completed and filmed solo long distance trips throughout his province. Last year he found a new adventure partner–his Cape Shore Water […]

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November 13, 2017

Packrafting Across Nepal - A Creative & Adventurous Way to Graduate from University

Adventure Stories

“Expeditionary Studies Students” Alex LaLonde and Theodore “Ted” Tetrault Explore Nepal’s Packrafting Landscapes for Capstone Project As a way to explore some of the world’s packrafting landscape and also fulfill their final Capstone Project at SUNY Plattsburgh (a graduation requirement), the duo of Ted Tetrault and Alex LaLonde will spend 40 […]

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February 22, 2018

The Adventure Dispatch - Featuring Pro Team Athlete Steve "Doom" Fassbinder

Adventure Stories, Athletes & Ambassadors

Photographer, Adventurer, and Alpacka Raft Ambassador Steve Fassbinder on Film In this episode of The Adventure Dispatch, Steve Fassbinder and Adam Zurn head to the timeless red deserts of the American West for an adventure that pushes the boundaries of a bike’s perceived limitations. Fly in to the middle of […]

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February 6, 2018

Alpacka Raft Pro Team Athlete Spotlight - Dulkara Martig

Adventure Stories, Athletes & Ambassadors

From barefoot childhood wanderings to long-distance, multi-sport trips, Dulkara Martig was born into adventure Throughout February we will be featuring our new 2018 Pro Athlete Team—Dulkara Martig, Steve “Doom” Fassbinder, Luc Mehl, and Mike Curiak. Each of these athletes boasts a wide spectrum of skills, from mountain biking to climbing […]

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July 6, 2020

A packrafters paradise: South West New Zealand – Te Wāhipounamu

Adventure Stories, Packrafting Podcast, Athletes & Ambassadors

A packrafters paradise: South West New Zealand – Te Wāhipounamu Alpacka Raft Ambassador, Dulkara Martig, tells us about one of her favorite parts of New Zealand. And, she introduces us to one of its most prolific packrafters, Stanley Mulvany.  Words by: Dulkara Martig | Photo above: Scotty Sinton There’s a […]

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October 24, 2017

Employee Trip Profile - Molly Harrison & Crew Explore the Brooks Range by Raft

Adventure Stories, Photo Gallery

This summer, Alpacka Raft Customer Service Rep Molly Harrison and four close friends trekked 160 miles through the Brooks Range “There is still wild country left to explore, and we saw the tiniest piece of it up in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.”

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April 3, 2019

Fluid Trails-Three Adventurers Bikeraft New Zealand’s Second Largest National Park

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Athletes & Ambassadors

Kiwi adventurer Deane Parker is at it again, filming a bikeraft adventure to a remote New Zealand national park to highlight opportunities that flow from the economic growth of trail development. Fluid Trails – Kahurangi Bikerafting Epic Seeking Bigger, Longer, Harder Adventures After a successful bikeraft adventure that he captured […]

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August 29, 2017

From Russia With Packrafting Love - Stories from Chukotka

Adventure Stories, Photo Gallery

August Instagram Takeover: Featuring Russian Adventure Photographer Timur Akhmetov My name is Timur, and I live in the far far East of Russia – Chukotka. This territory is directly across the Bering Strait from Alaska. I am an Environmentalist on a gold mine; I work shift by shift, which is […]

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March 25, 2019

The Adventures of Fat Kid & Twiggy: Fatbikes & Packrafts on the Great Salt Lake

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Athletes & Ambassadors

Two Crazies Embark on an Improbable Mission to Circumnavigate the Great Salt Lake Story by Steve “Doom” Fassbinder. Photos by Doom and Andy Burr. “Over the years I’ve been fortunate to have found a few super solid adventure partners. This human, Andrew Burr, has been a pillar of that list as […]

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August 1, 2017

Packrafting Sjaunja - A Swedish Paddler's Paradise

Adventure Stories, Photo Gallery

Three Adventurers Explore One of the World’s Largest Unmodified Natural Areas Cultivated by Humans Check out our Instagram page August 3-6 to see more stunning shots of Sjaunja. Adventurer and packrafter Caj Koskinen recently reached out to us to share some of the stunning photos he shot while packrafting through […]

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August 14, 2017

Bikeraft Scotland - Two Adventurers Inspire with Instagram Photo Gallery

Adventure Stories, Photo Gallery

Huw Oliver & Annie Lloyd-Evans Showcase Stunning Bikeraft Scotland Shots in Recent @Alpacka_Raft #InstagramTakeover Scottish adventurers Huw Oliver and Annie Lloyd-Evans recently took over our Instagram page to showcase their bikeraft Scotland photos. You can read more about their trips on Oliver’s blog, including his latest, “Way out West: Bikerafting in the Outer […]

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November 19, 2017

Making the Waiau-toa Odyssey - Behind the Scenes Look at an Award-Winning NZ BikeRafting Film

Adventure Stories

Checking In With the Waiau-Toa Odyssey Crew. What’s Next? This summer we premiered the award-winning New Zealand film, “Waiau-Toa Odyssey,” at the Mancos Valley River Film Festival, a fundraising event sponsored by Alpacka Raft. As a follow-up this fall, we asked Damian Stones, one of the athletes and the main […]

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May 23, 2017

DIY Alaska - Climb, Ski, Packraft & Burn Your Skis Along the Way

Adventure Stories

Adventurer-Artist Craig Muderlak Shares Photos & Stories of his DIY Alaska Adventure May 2016, the trio of David Fay, Drew Thayer and Craig Muderlak spent more than three weeks skiing on homemade skis into a remote Alaskan Glacier to climb first ascents of rock, ice and snow routes on unclimbed […]

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January 4, 2021

Packrafting Podcast: William Vandoorne

Adventure Stories, Packrafting Podcast

Adventures with Willem Vandoorne, a Belgian with a love of long journeys in remote places. And enjoy a new “The Packrafting Podcast” episode to inspire you for the New Year!  Words by Dulkara Martig | Photos supplied by Willem Vandoorne Willem Vandoorne is a packrafter from Belgium, who has a […]

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March 29, 2019

The Joy of Something New – Bikerafting Scotland

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Athletes & Ambassadors

Annie Lloyd Evans takes friends bikerafting to Loch Maree, Scotland, to explore an old Viking graveyard in her story, “The Joy of Something New.”

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June 30, 2018

40 Miles of Drops, Deep Holes, Boulder Gardens, Eddy Hopping, and Lots of Portaging on the Minam River - A 5000 Miles of Wild Story

Adventure Stories

Renee Patrick, and Her Friends Kirk and Grant Take On the Minam River – A 5000 Miles of Wild Story When Kirk and I traveled to the Minam River in the Wallowa Mountains in June 2012, we hit the spring snowmelt and were faced with flows around 3,500 cfs, and […]

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