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Old 08-07-2011   #11
 
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Best item from my last nearly winter GC trip (okay it was only November) - muck/cement boots. Indispensable for loading/unloading/wading after you get dry clothes on. Get the overboot ones or make sure you break them in in advance. Wet feet/shoes suck when your cold.
On our Tat/Alsek trip a couple of years back we called those our Alaskan sandals. And yes they are indispensable in cold wet conditions.

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Old 08-07-2011   #12
 
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I got mine for Tat, too, four years ago. They are with me now on every overnight trip, summer included. Perfect for around camp in rain and rigging & de-rigging a boat. Once you have them with you, you'll never leave them nehind. No matter how goofy you look in them.

Mine were about $30 at Sportsmans Warehouse. Great deal for what I get out of them.
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Old 08-20-2011   #13
 
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Sounds interesting, never have been on any winter raft trip, but always up for something new. i will keep you posted if it is possible for me and friend to join. We have a 16' raft, dry box, lots of gear, former guide on grand!
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Old 08-20-2011   #14
 
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You can't go wrong with a winter Grand trip.. I went this past Jan. and sure it was a bit cold on launch day, but only got warmer, saw temps mid 70's in the canyon, only ran into one other group and one day of rain. Awesome trip can't wait to get back in on another trip soon. Have fun!
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Old 08-20-2011   #15
 
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sounds interesting...checking with my buddy, let you know.
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Old 08-20-2011   #16
 
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After at least a dozen winter GC trips the hot ticket is a Mustang suit and a pair of ExtraTuffs. Easy on easy off, warm and float like corks. Draw straps at all the key spots. Not a fan of dry suit wrestling.
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Old 08-21-2011   #17
 
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experience is always welcome. let me know what the verdict is.
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Old 08-22-2011   #18
 
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Total newbie boater, but have a fair amount of other outdoor experience, plus I'm a Paramedic. Any chance I could tag along?
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Old 09-07-2011   #19
 
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I'm in

Two January launches two years in a row!
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Old 09-07-2011   #20
 
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here here on the boots. Loved the two trips i did in Feb/march. wouldnt even go in the summer
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