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Adventure Stories

April 16, 2018

Island of Forgotten Dreams: Exploring Kodiak by Foot and Packraft

Adventure Stories

Two Best Friends Hike & Packraft Across Kodiak Island Seeking Solitude and Brown Bears Follow us on Instagram to see more of Chris Miller’s photos from this trip. Story by Bjorn Dihle and photos by Chris Miller. Cover photo: Footsteps, at right, worn into the landscape from years and generations of […]

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March 10, 2020

Inspiration for Adventuring Close to Home

Adventure Stories, Trip Ideas

Trip Ideas in the Southwest to Help You Adventure Near Home Looking to avoid travel, but still want to have fun? Not all adventures require flight travel or long distances to be great, including packrafting trips. Avoid the crowds, hop in your packraft and pick an adventure close to home.  […]

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September 25, 2019

Customer Spotlight: Luke Rollie Rogers

Adventure Stories

Customer Spotlight: Luke Rollie Rogers Alaskan Luke Rollie Rogers is traveling around the world for one year. He recently sent us an email and a stack of fun photos to share with our fans. Thanks Luke! We’re a bit envious, but also super stoked for you. Stop by the Alpacka […]

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January 29, 2020

A Ski to Packraft Odyssey in British Columbia’s Coast Mountains

Adventure Stories

Photos by Andrew Burr | Story Carmen Kuntz And so it began… With gusting winds blowing outside, we were cold just thinking about the whitewater to ski touring trip we had planned for early February in BC’s Coast Mountains. But good friends will follow good friends into questionable adventures. So, […]

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March 20, 2019

Explore. More. The Kimberly, Australia

Adventure Stories

In far Northwest Australia lies a vast wilderness of palm-clad tablelands and spinifex*-covered plains carved by seasonal rivers. About the size of California but with a thousandth of its population, the Kimberley hosts marginal, million-acre cattle stations, isolated Aboriginal communities and national parks accessible only by helicopter. In 2018, a Brit […]

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July 23, 2018

No Exit: A 1st Descent of a 50-Foot Wide Underground River

Adventure Stories

A 1st Descent: Chris Higgins Leads A Team of Cavers Under 3 Mountains, Down 7 Miles of River  Photos, video, and story by Chris Higgins. Visit us on Instagram @alpacka_raft all this week to see more photos of packrafting and the cavers! Around ten years ago I visited a cave with […]

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November 13, 2018

The Käsivarsi Wilderness by Packraft

Adventure Stories

Exploring Finland’s Käsivarsi Wilderness by Packraft We love receiving customer adventure stories. Thanks so much to Jens Fredrik Allworthy for sharing his story and photos about the Käsivarsi Wilderness with us. Check out more of his photos on his Instagram page, @allverdig. A lover of big adventures, Jens Fredrik Allworthy spent as much time […]

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September 27, 2017

Adventurer Christian Clot Traverses 4 Extreme Environments to Study Human Adaptability

Adventure Stories, Photo Gallery

Explorer and researcher Christian Clot succeeded in multiple solo traverses of extreme environments on his expedition – Adaptation 4×30. Christian Clot traversed the four most extreme environments on earth by foot and by raft to study the adaptability of human beings. He first crossed Iran’s Dasht-E Lut desert, the hottest […]

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April 8, 2020

Packraft Trip to Quarantine

Adventure Stories

The Packraft Trip to Quarantine Prepping and packing our way to solitude. Written By: Outdoor Adventure Ultra Athlete and Global Influencer,Buck Macho (a.k.a. Jesse Angelo) As it became clear that things were about to go a little sideways, my wife and I made the decision to make our way up to […]

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July 8, 2019

Summertime Packrafting on the East Coast

Adventure Stories, Packrafting History

Darren Kazemi Showcases the Waterways of the Eastern United States An adventurer and conservationist, Darren Kazemi grew up on Long Island paddling narrow inlets, tidal rivers, and saltwater bays. When he got his first packraft, an Alpacka Explorer 42, he expected to take it on exploratory missions. Searching for solitude […]

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March 7, 2019

Packrafting Wrangell-St. Ellias National Park. Nothing better.

Adventure Stories

Exploring The Middle of Nowhere Alaska — Wrangell-St. Ellias Photo essay by Erik Bernhoft. In 2018, Erik Bernhoft and three friends flew to Anchorage, Alaska, drove seven hours (two of which were on a 60-mile dirt road) to the middle of nowhere where they boarded a bush plane and flew another […]

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May 27, 2019

Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West

Adventure Stories, Conservation Efforts

Heather is coming to Maria’s Bookshop in Durango for a reading, discussion, and book signing! Check out her Facebook event. Solo Packrafter, Writer, Conservationist, Heather Hansman Shares Stories From Her New Book, “DownRiver: Into the Future of Water in the West”  A freelance writer and editor, Heather Hansman writes about a […]

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August 20, 2020

The Wild and Scenic Deschutes River

Adventure Stories

The Wild and Scenic Deschutes – Journal Notes From A Wild and Scenic Packrafting Adventure

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April 10, 2020

Mapping Lechuguilla Cave

Adventure Stories, Conservation, Conservation Efforts

Mapping Lechuguilla Cave Words and photos by: Stephen Eginoire At the foot of New Mexico’s Guadalupe Mountains in Carlsbad Caverns National Park lies one of the world’s great subterranean anomalies, Lechuguilla Cave. The portal to this extraordinary underground wilderness is quite literally a hole in the ground, and up until […]

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March 30, 2020

Project Packraft In Place

Adventure Stories, Family Packrafting, Uncategorized

Project Packraft-In-Place Sheltering in place—how I incorporated packrafts while staying home. Written by: Emily Ledergerber | Photos: Cody Doig Who knew packrafts had so many uses? From yoga, to sofa chairs, to the perfect desk, packrafts helped me shake things up a bit. Packrafts have been a great tool to […]

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