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  1. Whitewater Kayaking
    Hi all, I am considering moving to Alaska and I am grossly under educated about the paddling opportunities out there. Anyone have any info that they'ld care to share? What is the paddling like out there? Which region of Alaska has the best paddling? Is it all hazardous due to the low temps or...
  2. Whitewater Rafting
    I have an opportunity to drive up to Alaska from CO this summer and I am thinking about bringing the kids and the raft and doing one of the many long class 1 and 2 rivers, in the 100-200 mile range. Does anyone have any experience with these rivers? I am looking for personal recommendations...
  3. Kayaking | Trip Planner
    Anyone out there done any multiday alaska/canada rafting? Something like the Tatshenshini River. Or any suggestions on what rivers to do (multiday). I am in the planning stages but am interested in doing a 2-3 week July 1ish trip up there. I know there are outfitters but was hoping to figure...
  4. Kayaking | Trip Planner
    We're floating the Canning River (North Slope thru ANWR) June 22 - July 1st. Has anyone does this river before? There's limited available information out there so we're looking for some good intel. Thanks!
  5. Whitewater Kayaking
    Howdy, We were on the Grand from Dec. 2-18th (2011) and we met you (the big group from Alaska) at Lava. We were 4 rafts. You filmed us going through Lava and the swim on Dec. 14th or so. We met up with you a few days later and you told us about the video you had. I can't reach you via email (no...
  6. Kayaking | Trip Planner
    WANTED: Companions for a two-week Sea Kayak cruise of Glacier Bay National Park in late May to LATE June, 2011. I spent three weeks there last year and want to return, this time with companions. You must have multi-day flat water kayaking experience, your own kayak, an adventuresome spirit...
  7. Rafting | Gear Talk
    I came to forum to get information last spring. After months of research on what to purchase a friend in alaska was at a sports show and found Alaska rafts. This was February. We place our order, paid in full with a check and was assured our raft in two months. The terms were acceptable to...
  8. Whitewater Kayaking
    Hi Mountain Buzz, I'm planning a 2011 trip down the Charley River to Yukon River in Alaska, and I'm need of guidebooks or any relevant info from people knowledgeable about this river. Thanks!
  9. Whitewater Kayaking
    Anybody know anyone who's run this? YouTube - "South Side" by Moby -- Packrafting Disappointment Creek
  10. Whitewater Kayaking
    This showed up on Playak: a little boat on Alaska's Kennicott/Nizina/Chitina/Cordova Rivres for those who know the place YouTube - "Mouthful of Diamonds" by Phantogram -- packrafting the Kennicot/Nizina/Chitina/Copper
  11. Whitewater Kayaking
    Hey all, I am moving to Cordova, AK this summer to work for a guiding outfit and I am looking for paddlers! Apparently there is a sweet creek that runs through town and a few other things going on... The town is a bit hard to access but if anybody thinks they'll be there paddling let me know!
  12. Whitewater Kayaking
    anybody driving north in the next few months that might be willing to throw an extra boat on their roof? compensation involved, drop me a pm if you might be able to help. thanks.
  13. Whitewater Kayaking
    I know that most of the people here paddle in and around CO but if anyone has paddled up in the frozen north land of Alaska I would like to hear about it. What was your favorite river, Raft, canoe, or kayak?
  14. Kayaking | Gear Talk
    Hello, I am trying to ship my playboat from Virginia to Alaska. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations on the best way of going about doing so? Thanks for the advice.
  15. Whitewater Kayaking
    im going to be going up to AK in a couple weeks to work on six-mile and maybe nenana. i just had a friend who was mentioning that i am going to need to get a license through the coast gaurd? i am guessing that this would only be for motorized rafts? anybody that has worked up there want to...
  16. Kayaking | Trip Planner
    Hello to Alaska paddlers! Im heading to the Chulitna on the 16th of this month and running an overnight into the 17th. If anyone would be interested in running it with me hit me up! If all goes well, I may be heading north right after to cruise on the Brushkana and upper Nenana. If anyone has...
  17. Whitewater Kayaking
    I'm trying to plan a float down the Tana River in Alaska, and would appreciate any beta you have to offer. I'm looking for two things in particular: descriptions of the rapids in Tana Canyon in late August, and any opinions on how high up the river one can put in. We'll be hiking in to the...
  18. Whitewater Kayaking
    so im thinking of guiding down in alaska next summer. i know its a while away but im just looking into it now. anybody got any beta on best rivers, best place to live, good company's to work for...anything will help. so if anybody has ever lived, paddled, or worked in alaska then let me know...
  19. Whitewater Rafting
    I need to buy a pump for a 14'4" Sotar with standard floor. I had planned on waiting until I found out the guy that sold me the raft (in Alaska) is sending one pump up with the raft. H e is sending the raft to the bush town where our float trip originates from. That was cheaper than him sending...
  20. Whitewater Rafting
    My wife and I float arctic Alaska rivers each Fall. We use an Ally pack canoe. Which we love. But lately we have an interest in some rivers with some class III stretches. Namely, some rivers in ANWR and Gates of the Arctic. I thought it best to buy a raft. We got a custom made Sotar from the...