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April 7, 2021

Packrafting Podcast: Sarah Histand

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Packrafting Podcast #9 and Packrafting Workout A Candid Conversation with mental health-informed adventure fitness trainer, Sarah Histand. Story and Interview by Dulkara Martig In the Packrafting Podcast, Episode 9, Dulkara Martig talks to Sarah Histand from Alaska. This candid conversation is a great one. From packrafting to fitness and so […]

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March 22, 2021

Fatbiking and Packrafting to Bristol Bay: A Conversation with Bjørn Olson

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Fatbiking and Packrafting to Bristol Bay: A Conversation with Bjørn Olson Photos and Story by Bjorn Dihle In 2013, Bjørn Olson decided to fatbike and packraft from Cook Inlet to Bristol Bay via the northern shore of 77-mile long Lake Iliamna. He joked—well, it might not entirely be a joke—that […]

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January 14, 2021

Doing the Fisherfield Twist

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Doing the Fisherfield Twist New takes on adventures close to home. Story & Photos by Huw Oliver Well, 2020 was one hell of a year, wasn’t it? Nobody needs reminding of the ways our lives have been affected by the pandemic, but among the difficulties and hardship there have been […]

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February 18, 2021

2021 Dogs of Packrafting

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The #DogsOfPackrafting (And Cats Too!) Photo Contest Winners Announced We had so many fantastic entries submitted during this year’s annual #DogsOfPackrafting (and cats too!) photo contest. Thank you to everyone who participated on both Facebook and Instagram. Your votes were tallied, and the winners are… First Place – Gary the Cat […]

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April 6, 2021

Packrafting the Grand Canyon in the Forager

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Packrafting the Grand Canyon in the Forager—This couple’s self-supported adventure. Story by: Hannah Shininger | Photos by: Hannah and John Shininger Back in December, my husband and I entered one of the National Park’s follow-up lotteries for a permit to raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Miraculously, we […]

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June 18, 2020

Round River Conservation Studies & CONAF

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Packraft Use By The Round River Conservation Studies & CONAF Conservation and Environmental Education in Chile. Last year, Alpacka Raft donated packrafts to Round River Conservation Studies, and their partner CONAF (The Chilean National Forestry Service). CONAF is a private, not-for profit entity under the Ministry of Agriculture, through which […]

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December 16, 2020

Hydrologist for the National Park Service

Conservation Efforts, Fly Fishing, Photo Gallery, Uncategorized

Packrafting Lake Clark National Park as a Hydrologist for the National Park Service Story by: Sam Carter After months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, I finally made it up to southwest Alaska in June of 2020.  I was privileged enough to get a job with the National Park Service, working […]

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April 21, 2020

From Packrafts to PPE

Conservation Efforts, News, Events, Reviews, Uncategorized

Switching From Packrafts to PPE Alpacka Raft helps the community by making hospital gowns in times of need. Alpacka Raft has recently switched from packrafts to Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) during the pandemic. Since all of our packrafts are manufactured in our Mancos, Colorado shop, we have been able to […]

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March 28, 2020

Packrafting Films

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Great Packrafting Films For Your Home Screen We’ve put together a great compilation of films that incorporate packrafts just for you. Photo: Annie Lloyd-Evans Boredom. We know you’re feeling it, because we are too. With this in mind, we have put together a compilation of films that incorporate packrafts and […]

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March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update A message to the packrafting community about how we’re handling the pandemic. Dear Packrafting Community, If anything, 2020 has been a rollercoaster. Just as we started into March and early season packrafting in the Northern Hemisphere, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US and Europe with full force. On […]

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May 5, 2020

New Species Across Patagonia’s Waterways

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In Search of New Species Across Patagonia’s Waterways Photos by: Anand Varma and R. Isaí Madriz In 2017 entomologist, Fulbright Fellow and National Geographic Explorer, Dr. Isaí Madriz relocated from the United States to the Aysén region of Chilean Patagonia to begin the first insect conservation program in the region. […]

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July 21, 2020

Anniversary Trip-One Alpacka For Fun

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Just one paddle, one pole and one Alpacka for fun. A wedding anniversary trip to remember and a great celebratory poem to boot. Poem by: John Rovick | Photos by: Gabe Rovick How does a packraft and fishing trip sound for a wedding anniversary celebration? Gabe and Lisa Rovick recently […]

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February 19, 2020

Packrafting Sin Fronteras

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Reflections from the Rio Bravo Written by Monica Morin | Photos by Parker Anders It’s winter and the desert is calling. The decision was made to push the boundaries and plan a 19-day packrafting trip down the Rio Grande River in Texas/Rio Bravo in Chihuahua Mexico. The 210 mile stretch […]

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March 25, 2020

The Alpacka Dog Pack Is Social Distancing Too

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Social Distancing At Its Finest:How the Alpacka Raft Dog Pack is keeping calm and staying their distance. Photos: Dustin Partridge, Emily Ledergerber, Ragina Bilbrey, Nancy McLain Halls, Hannah Sturm, Zach Irwin, Molly Sharpe Harrison As with many, several of us at Alpacka Raft are working from home and staying in […]

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February 5, 2020

Third Annual #DogsOfPackrafting Photo Contest!

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Thank you to everyone who voted for our #DogsOfPackrafting (and cats too!) photo contest on Facebook and Instagram. The votes have been tallied and the results are in. See below to check out the winners! Winner: First Place!“Towing the dogs around Kachemak Bay.”Submitted by: Sarah Metzger @metzie79 2nd Place:“Me and […]

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June 15, 2020

Race And Accessibility In The Outdoors

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Race And Accessibility In The Outdoors Why we need to do more. Written by: Thor Tingey, Alpacka Raft CEO & Co-OwnerPhoto Credit: Jacob Moon Over the past couple weeks, Alpacka has shared stories from our friends and partners about their experiences as Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color (BIPOC) in the […]

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May 27, 2020

Packrafting Belize

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Packrafting Belize Caves, Waterfalls and Remote Jungle Paddling in the Land of the Maya Story and Photos by: David Plante Background:I’ve been fortunate to have paddled many rivers in the Canadian North over the past 3 decades using hardshell canoes, folding canoes, oar rafts, SOAR boats and kayaks. Two milestones […]

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March 30, 2020

Project Packraft In Place

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Project Packraft-In-Place Sheltering in place—how I incorporated packrafts while staying home. Written by: Emily Ledergerber | Photos: Cody Doig Who knew packrafts had so many uses? From yoga, to sofa chairs, to the perfect desk, packrafts helped me shake things up a bit. Packrafts have been a great tool to […]

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