sorry I missed it Gunther! sounds like fun....next year for sure!
Great report.I paddle a single Tomcat Ik, so even deflated and rolled up it weighs about 45 lbs, then add paddle, all other gear and 20 oz. water and I'm up to well over the 50 lb. range. I have hiked it all down to the Gunny Gorge but that was 4 years ago. I will turn 55 pretty soon and I just like to keep things simple and easy. I'll take a look at the hike next time I,m there but I really don't want to deal with possible wood issues and extra work to have just a little more fun. It's gotta be worth it. Pretty much just a class III paddler anymore. Upper Taylor is about as much fun as I want to deal with.
Ha--I'm in the 'P, P, and P' vid!Thanks Mikesee, Actually the Alpacka Packraft is the next gift to myself when funds become available. I'm sure you have watched some Roman Dial videos, they are simply awesome. My favorite is Pilgrims, Pioneers, and Prophets, every boater needs to watch that awesome video, and turn up the volume. Anyway I,m going back this Friday at low levels, then over McClure to catch lower Crystal, then doing Upper and lower Woody on the Roaring Fork with my tandem Tomcat, and three people. Three days, three rivers, camping and the sort.