Fishing the Bob Marshall Wilderness

Preparing for 9 days in the Bob Marshall Wilderness is no simple feat. From dehydrated meal prep to sleeping quarters, it takes a creative approach to maximize 2.1 cubic feet for a 9-day journey. Preparing for 9 days in the Bob Marshall Wilderness is no simple feat. From dehydrated meal prep t...
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Recon Reviews

Packrafts turned the kayaking world on its head. They're lightweight yet durable, allowing paddlers to take their adventure anywhere. This past year we launched a brand new one of a kind packraft: the Recon. Made out of reinforced PVC, this boat stands out in the packrafting category. While hea...
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Meandering Through Clear Creek, Arizona

"East Clear Creek is one of the best, and most easily accessible swimming holes in Northern Arizona, and also boasts some of the best deep water soloing in the region."   Winslow, AZ, once a bustling stop along Route 66, is a quiet but surprisingly beautiful town about an hour east of Flagst...
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Monarch Icefields: Canadian Skiing Expedition

 “Instead of taking a full sized raft, have any of you heard of packrafting?”   There are many reasons for a multi-sport trip. Ours started out of necessity. Skiing on an icefield is awesome, and helicopters are great ways to access icefields, but helicopters are expensive. If we get a ...
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5 Things You Can Do With a Packraft

Packrafting is the most exciting paddle sport out there. Ok, we might be slightly biased, but more seriously, it definitely is the one water activity that allows so much freedom in terms of all the opportunities it offers and the places you can reach with a packraft. Packrafting is way more than ...
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Lan Ha Bay: Packrafting and Deep Water Soloing

"Juuso expressed this was hands down one of his favorite trips we did while we were in Vietnam. 'There was a sense of freedom I felt not being tied into a rope and then having the ability to jump into the water after the climbs.' And we couldn't have been introduced to the sport by better peopl...
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No Such Thing as a Rain Delay

The rain certainly showed no signs of retreating and our rain shells succumbed to the elements. We made valiant efforts to remain dry, but those efforts were short-lived as we hiked through the freshly watered overgrowth.  The forecast called for rain, yet our ambitions managed to convince ...
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WHY I TOOK THE PACKRAFTING PLUNGE

 A packraft is the perfect accomplice for weekend expeditions. - by Mike Bezemek About a year ago, I was in Red Canyon on the Green River in far northeastern Utah, wrapping up fieldwork on my upcoming guidebook Paddling the John Wesley Powell Route. What began as a self-funded personal pass...
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Tips for Packrafting with Your Dog

Ôªø My five-year-old rescue lab, Hugo, has historically been the worst ‚Äúboat dog‚Äù ever to walk the earth with four paws. I have exactly ONE photo of him in a boat because that is the only time he‚Äôs ever stayed in a boat long enough to have his picture taken in it.     So when I ...
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Packrafting into the Unknown: Exploring Escalante Utah

In many ways packrafting seemed like just the experience I needed to fuel the fire inside me that felt a little dimmer than usual. A way to delve deeper. To experience the type of unadulterated wilderness that feeds the soul and inspires the imagination. I wasn’t so sure about the invite to ...
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5 Reasons You Need to Start Packrafting

  Avid paddlers who like to travel light know the dilemma: taking as little gear as possible sometimes comes at the expense of having fun and being happy explorers.   Having been on the road full-time for the last three years with my campervan, I still had to find a way to carry around a...
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Packrafting Montana's Wilderness

A week long self-supported trip along the South Fork of the Flathead River. Three days of up-stream hiking set the stage for four days of floating back to the trailhead with the unexpected twist of needing to escape a rapidly growing wildfire by foot. This summer a packrafting adventure in Mont...
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