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big spring canyon packraft loop

March 2014: We started at the end of the road by the Confluence trailhead. After a few minuutes we veered off the trail right into Big Spring Canyon. 311 more words

Trips, Canyons & Mesas

bikepacking/packraft loop in the canyons

Circling Horseshoe/Millard via bike and packraft

3 day solo trip from mid March, 2015. 175 miles of mostly dirt roads; some well known to my readers, others nearly extinct. 323 more words

Trips, Canyons & Mesas

Explorations of the Known

 Dick Griffith forever changed backcountry travel in Alaska in the 1980s with the use of a small, inflatable raft for backcountry travel, which today is commonly referred to as a packraft.   1,556 more words


Packrafting the Mendenhall River

I think I’ve found the partiest day trip: The Mendenhall River in Juneau, Alaska. It is an ideal combination of scenic flatwater paddling in view of majestic mountains, icebergs, and glaciers – with the adrenaline of hard-hitting Class III rapids downstream as the river makes its way to sea. 752 more words


A Quickie

I have a lot to post from the summer and fall but time is tight and work is joyless. What is one to do?

Of course the tide is never quite as one would want it so special equipment is required. 266 more words


Wildfires & Portages: Your Typical August Float

Q: What happens when you get together three stand-up paddleboarders (including two beginners), one duckier, and one packrafter with a leaky craft for a post-work float through Missoula on the Clark Fork river in mid-August? 101 more words

Midnight Packraft

I have a large backlog of stuff to post because I have been busy doing things that are post worthy. The following was a quick overnight trip to the lake at the base of the Woz Glacier. 147 more words