This Is Packrafting
Deane Parker recently took a group of mostly first time packrafters on a two day ride and paddle in the Lake Summer Forest Park. Follow the crew as they ride, take a dip in a natural hot spring and discover the independence of bikerafting.
Bristol Bay may be most famous for having the world’s biggest run of sockeye and unparalleled fishing opportunities. Its watersheds also have incredible adventure opportunities — everything from day trips to epic Bilbo Baggins’ sort of journeys.
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Chris and Rob grabbed their Caribou packrafts and headed out on the Lower Deschutes for their first bikerafting trip. Chris made a great film showcasing the trip. "It was fun, humbling, hot and an absolute blast," Chris commented. They also fished along the way.
I’ve been running class III/IV in a whitewater-outfitted open canoe for more than three decades. I bought that first Alpacka, a Denali Llama, primarily for tripping on easy rivers. I eventually moved into whitewater--but deep down, I knew that a middle-aged recreational paddler couldn’t do the same things in a packraft that I was doing in my hard boat.
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Eszter and her crew grabbed their bikes and packrafts and headed out on an overnight bikerafting adventure just outside of Moab.