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Issues tagged Packrafting

Glacier Retreat in Alaska: Glacier Retreat in Alaska The Dead and the Dying - through the glaciers of Tutka Valley READ ARTICLE Last winter's meager snowfall was followed by volcanic ash, then a warm sunny spring, melting the mountains back to bare ice and ... [read-more]
Resource Extraction on Northern Pacific Coast: Author's Note (2010): This article was researched and written in 2007 as part of the preparation for our year-long Journey on the Wild Coast.  One of the goals of this trip was to see many of these issues for ourselves, ... [read-more]
Climate Change in Alaska: ArticlesClimate Change on the Northern Pacific CoastGlacier Retreat in AlaskaOcean AcidificationClimate Change and Alaska FisheriesThe History and Fate of Fountain StreamEssaysAs the Beaches Wash Away - Global Warming and Coastal ErosionRelated JourneysLife on IceChukchi Sea at Toddler SpeedThe Dead and ... [read-more]

Journeys tagged Packrafting

Into the Storms - Excerpt from A Long Trek Home: Surf crashes against boulders on the Lost Coast. Excerpt from the beginning of Chapter 88. INTO THE STORMS Erin: “I have never felt so intrepid.  And I have never been so incredibly sandy.”   BROWN LUMPS SPECKLED the shores of ... [read-more]
Mineral Resource Extraction on the Northern Pacific Coast: Author's Note (2010): This article was researched and written in 2007 as part of the preparation for our year-long Journey on the Wild Coast.  One of the goals of this trip was to see many of these issues for ourselves, ... [read-more]
Planned Alaska route: Author's Note (2010): This article was researched and written in 2007 as part of the preparation for our year-long Journey on the Wild Coast.  This map outlines a portion of our proposed route (which we more-or-less followed) and the text ... [read-more]
Ring of Fire: Alpacka Gnu and trailer GET PHOTO Kim and I will be using a two person Gnu packraft and a trailer to carry our bikes on our Ring of Fire expedition.  Between South East Alaska and South Central Alaska lies the ... [read-more]
Susitna Leg 1: Headwaters: Start date: September  2012End date: September 2013 Distance: around 400 miles Mode of travel: packrafing and walkingJourney Overview Journey Writeups Leg1: Headwaters Leg 2: Damsite and Devil'sLeg 3: To the Sea SlideshowSusitna Hydro   I completed this leg of the journey in September ... [read-more]
Susitna Leg 2: Damsite and Devil's: Start date: September  2012End date: September 2013 Distance: around 400 miles Mode of travel:  packrafting and walkingJourney Overview Journey Writeups Leg1: Headwaters Leg 2: Damsite and Devil'sLeg 3: To the Sea SlideshowSusitna Hydro  I completed this leg of the journey in July ... [read-more]
Susitna Leg 3: To the Sea: Start date: September  2012End date: September 2013 Distance: around 400 miles Mode of travel: packrafting and walkingJourney Overview Journey Writeups Leg1: Headwaters Leg 2: Damsite and Devil'sLeg 3: To the Sea SlideshowSusitna Hydro I completed this leg of the journey in September ... [read-more]
The Dead and the Dying: A trip through the glaciers of Tutka Valley originally posted to the Ground Truth Trekking blog on September 13 2009  Last winter's meager snowfall was followed by volcanic ash, then a warm sunny spring, melting the mountains back to bare ... [read-more]
Where Threatened Waters Flow (2006): Nushagak River GET PHOTO Islands in the Nushagak River, near the Mulchatna River confluence. Anchorage, Alaska: As we tossed our hiking gear into the small, cargo-stuffed plane that would take us to Nondalton, I got a few last-minute pronunciation lessons ... [read-more]
Where the Heck is Donlin?. The adventure continues.: Bjorn and Kim Press release 2012 GET PHOTO Skwentna  Chapter three: The Adventure ContinuesWhere the Heck is Donlin? the film; is an ongoing project about the proposed Donlin Gold Mine and a pair of Alaskan adventurers who travel through the ... [read-more]
Alaska Coal Country: 2010 has been our year of coal. Through winter and spring, we wrote articles full of esoteric details on all the coal projects and prospects in Alaska. Alaska might have as much as 10% of the world's coal - most ... [read-more]
Bering Straits Spring - Nome to Deering, 2015: Your browser does not support iframes. Skis. Sleds. Sea Ice. Blizzards. Breakup. Packrafts. One 6-year-old. One 4-year-old. Two months. 360+ miles. Along the edge of the Bering Strait from Nome to Deering. Originally, we thought we'd make it all the ... [read-more]
From Glaciers to the Sea: Following the Entirety of Alaska’s Susitna River: Start date: September  2012End date: September 2013 Distance: around 400 miles Mode of travel: packrafting and walkingJourney Overview Journey Writeups Leg1: Headwaters Leg 2: Damsite and Devil'sLeg 3: To the Sea SlideshowSusitna Hydro Susitna River Journey Overview GET PHOTO Created by Britta ... [read-more]
Journey on the Wild Coast: The Book: A Long Trek Home: 4,000 miles by boot, raft, and ski  from Mountaineers Books! From the Puget Sound to the Bering Sea: Four thousand miles along the edge of the Pacific, by foot, packraft, and skis. Working to ... [read-more]
Life On Ice: Sept. 15 2011 to Nov. 15 2011 - The edge of Malaspina Glacier Pull a load over the gravel-strewn ice in a packraft-unicycle-cart. Sing the 700th verse of Old MacDonald to the toddler on my back. Photograph the sunrise on ... [read-more]
Other Journeys: Winter gear GET PHOTO A frosty ruff lines Hig's modified coat, packrafts trailing behind as makeshift sleds. Follow these links for information on our current adventures in Alaska Coal Country or our recent Journey on the Wild Coast.Information on other ... [read-more]
Tracing the Heart of Alaska - A journey around Cook Inlet: Walking on mud flats GET PHOTO Fine mud streaked by tidal currents covers gravel. Start date: March 27, 2013End date: July 12, 2013 Distance: around 800 miles Mode of travel: walking and packrafting Trip Photos Kickstarter Campaign Bjørn Olson's Vimeo ... [read-more]
Unpeeling the Banana Coast (Greenland): A Trek Through Southern Greenland (June 11th-August 9th 2012 by Josh Sturtevant and Brian Kennedy)Biographies: Who are we? Josh and Brian GET PHOTO Josh and Brian in Greenland Josh SturtevantJosh is a Maine native working towards a geology degree from ... [read-more]
Where The Heck is Donlin? The Movie: Watch the Donlin movie! Blog Posts and Updates The Donlin bikers reach McGrath The journey begins again Free turkeys and the challenges of a filmmaker Final paddle into Bethel Map Slideshow PRESS RELEASE: The Adventure Continues (March 2012)Where the Heck ... [read-more]
Where the heck is Donlin?: (This journey was undertaken by Bjorn Olson and Kim McNett, with the support of Ground Truth Trekking in Winter and Spring 2011.  See the movie page for the status of the documentary)StatusCompleted in June 2011, with a documentary still to ... [read-more]

Photos tagged Packrafting

Katmai paddles
Packraft through the brush
Packraft in Cook Inlet
Little rapids
Packraft sleds in the wind
A difficult way
Packrafting
Weaving between the ice
Hubbard Gap
Lake Creek Falls
Dry Bay Rainbow
Longboat in the snow
An unorthodox sled
Floating Vertigo Lake
Where is the ocean?
Packrafting Knik Arm
Bumping down a forest creek.
Across Knik Arm
Packrafting
The packraft goes to school
Packrafting
Packrafting
Motion blur
Too much ice
Packraft to the Aleutians
Rare view of Mt. Fairweather
mosquito net sunset
Kuskokwim packraft
Kuskokwim packraft
Kuskokwim packraft
Kuskokwim packraft
Kuskokwim packraft
Kuskokwim packraft
Kuskokwim packraft
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Kuskokwim packraft
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Slide Show
Donlin Expedition Photos
Packraft freighter
Rain
Full boat
Under the glacier
Day hike, expecting water
Unfortunate portage
Ferryman
February packraft in Homer
February packraft in Homer
February packraft in Homer
February packraft in Homer

February packraft in Homer



















Fata Morgana
Packraft emerging from a cave
Packrafting through the neck of Camel Rock
Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala)
Packrafting Seldovia
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
View through the culvert
Bethel
Bethel
Bethel
Bethel
Donlin Film Cover
Alternate uses for the packraft
Alternate uses for the packraft
Alternate uses for the packraft
Alternate uses for the packraft
Alternate uses for the packraft
Alternate uses for the packraft
Alternate uses for the packraft
Alternate uses for the packraft
Alternate uses for the packraft
Alternate uses for the packraft
Delta Glow
First Crossing
Dissertation packrafting
Hig and Katmai paddling Hoen's Lagoon
Packraft napping
Ice pans
Snack time
Paddling along K-Beach
Packrafting
Drifting on Turnagain
Water sample
Muddy shore
Waiting for water
Fast and smooth
Glacier Creek
Water sample at Twentymile
Nap boat
Packrafting the Susitna Delta
Waiting for the tide
Raft towing in the flats
Packrafting along Fortification Bluffs
Packraft track
Rafting towards misty oil rig
Mudsledding in mist
On an eddy line
Walk to Iliamna
Paddle to Chisik Island
Packraft full of Kids
Gnu Sea Trials
Gnu Sea Trials
Gnu Sea Trials
Gnu Sea Trials
Gnu Sea Trials
Gnu Sea Trials
Gnu Sea Trials
Readying for a surf launch on the Iniskin Peninsula
Between cliffs, behind a band of surf
Bears run past the packrafts
Paddling fog and sea stacks
Ready to Depart Kokhanok
Traveling on Lake Iliamna
Arriving in Igiugig
North shore of Lake Iliamna
Skiing along Lake Iliamna
Setting Camp
Windy Day on Lake Iliamna
One Step at a Time
Tracks on the Lake
Near Newhalen
Caleb Skis on Lake Iliamna
Blowing Snow
Packrafting under Seldovia bridge
Katmai on Alpacka Tagalong
Grewingk Glacier
Packrafting the Woz
Threading sea arches
Katmai on the River
Packraft River Crossing
Deer Lake
Logging on Princess Royal Island
Leg stretch break
Packraft pitstop
Packrafting among giants
Packraft obstacles
Lake packrafting
Beast of burden
Warm tent on a cold ocean
Paddling the edge of sea ice
Edge of thin ice
Crossing the crack
Nearly ready to packraft
Watcher in the water
Tying knots
Packrafters and Whale Tail
Whale encounter
Columnar jointed cliffs
Toes in the Ocean
Jellyfish viewing
Stalwart crew
"A Meadow of Sunshine!"
Threading a reef
Katmai paddling Lituya
"Helping with paddling"
Assembling a packraft longboat
Tiny natural harbor
Packrafts on the edge
Watching rookeries
Gear testing
Threading rocks
Rugged surveyor
MV Seawolf