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July 7, 2017

Safety First – Packrafting

Packrafting Safety

In this video, packrafter Monica Morin presents Packrafting Awareness to help prepare packrafting enthusiasts for the upcoming season. Mimicking Avalanche Awareness education, this hour and a half talk is an introduction to what you need to know prior to getting on the water. Packrafting is growing exponentially as these light, […]

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June 27, 2017

Rad Business Profile: Andrew Wracher on the Growth of Bikerafting

Photo Gallery, Athletes & Ambassadors

Bikepacking + Packrafting = BikeRafting Andrew Wracher started Bedrock Bags back in 2012 when he had heard about “this thing called bikepacking”. He sewed personal projects for a decade, building up a set of bags for his own bikepacking adventures. He mostly copied existing stuff, but threw some ideas of his own in. […]

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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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June 15, 2017

1st Mancos Valley River Film Festival Fundraiser

News, Events, Reviews

**Update!** The event was a huge success. We hosted 275 people and raised almost ,000, which will be divided between Mancos FoodShare and Mancos Pay It Forward, with the money earmarked for Western Excelsior Plant Employees. Thanks so much to all sponsors involved!!! Alpacka Raft Partners with Local Nonprofits to […]

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June 8, 2017

Packrafting Safety & Prep

Packrafting Safety

Multisport Adventurer & Alaskan to Teach Packrafting Safety & Awareness Classes If you are unable to attend these packrafting safety courses, presenter Monica Morin will be video taping them. We will share the videos once they are published. Dates for her presentations include: June 12th, 6p.m. at Beaver Sports in Fairbanks and August 1st, […]

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June 1, 2017

Floating The Border - How Trump's Wall Might Affect the Rio Grande & Communities Around It

Conservation Efforts

Packrafting the Rio Grande to Discover the Consequences of the Border Wall In January 2017, Richard Forbes, Peter Levin, Robby Dohrn, and Gus Griffin floated along the Rio Grande for 11 days as the narrative backbone for an environmental documentary. The Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande, just downstream from Big […]

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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 7, 2016

Calendar Contest Winner- January 2016

Photo Gallery

2016 Alpacka Calendar Contest: January January’s dramatic winner is a self portrait submitted by Paxson Woelber. “Packrafting the ice canyon at the mouth of Campbell Creek, in Anchorage, Alaska. Extreme tides and running outflow prevent permanent ice from forming over the whole channel, even when temperatures are below zero. Successive tidal […]

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December 7, 2015

2016 Calendar Contest Winners

Photo Gallery

The 2016 Alpacka Raft Calendar is out, featuring amazing photos of sent in by packrafters from all over the world. Our stunning cover photo was taken by Clint Helander “Clear and sunny skies were the norm for south-central Alaska in the summer of 2015. A lack of rainfall left many […]

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June 4, 2015

Alpackalypse- Adventure Gear of the Year!

News, Events, Reviews

Check out these reviews of the Alpackalypse: The Alpackalypse was chosen by Nat Geo Adventure for Adventure Gear of the Year!  Click here for the Review Check out the May 2105 Edition of Canoe & Kayak for another Alpackalypse review. A review from Gear Junkie. A review from Gear Patrol. […]

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