The #DogsOfPackrafting (And Cats Too!) Photo Contest finalists have been announced. Now it's up to the public to vote for the winners.
This summer, Alpacka Raft Customer Service Rep Molly Harrison and four close friends trekked 160 miles through the Brooks Range “There is still wild country left to explore, and we saw the tiniest piece of it up in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.”
August Instagram Takeover: Featuring Russian Adventure Photographer Timur Akhmetov My name is Timur, and I live in the far far East of Russia – Chukotka. This territory is directly across the Bering Strait from Alaska. I am an Environmentalist on a gold mine; I work shift by shift, which is […]
Three Adventurers Explore One of the World’s Largest Unmodified Natural Areas Cultivated by Humans Check out our Instagram page August 3-6 to see more stunning shots of Sjaunja. Adventurer and packrafter Caj Koskinen recently reached out to us to share some of the stunning photos he shot while packrafting through […]
Huw Oliver & Annie Lloyd-Evans Showcase Stunning Bikeraft Scotland Shots in Recent @Alpacka_Raft #InstagramTakeover Scottish adventurers Huw Oliver and Annie Lloyd-Evans recently took over our Instagram page to showcase their bikeraft Scotland photos. You can read more about their trips on Oliver’s blog, including his latest, “Way out West: Bikerafting in the Outer […]
A love for water never dies. A story by Team USA Triathlete Katie Guest Story and Photos | Katie Guest Some athletes describe something called the “flow state”. It is described in many ways but is essentially a mode in which a person’s muscle memory and body can do a […]
Bikepacking + Packrafting = BikeRafting Andrew Wracher started Bedrock Bags back in 2012 when he had heard about “this thing called bikepacking”. He sewed personal projects for a decade, building up a set of bags for his own bikepacking adventures. He mostly copied existing stuff, but threw some ideas of his own in. […]
Alpacka Raft Photo Ambassador (& All-Around Badass Whitewater Boater) Casey Fulton Shares His Madagascar Bikeraft Adventure in Photos Photos & story by Casey Fulton. Follow Fulton on Instagram, and check out the Alpacka Raft Instagram feed all this week (August 6-10) to see additional photos. I love staring at maps and […]
In the summer of 2017, four Alaskan adventurers, Bjørn Olson, Kim McNett, Daniel Countiss, and Alayne Tetor, set out from the village of Point Hope and fat biked and packrafted to the northern-most community in the United States, Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow). Photos and captions by Bjørn Olson.
Queets River Photo Essay by Benj Wadsworth A semi-professional outdoor adventure and landscape photographer, Benj Wadsworth captures images on his off-the-beaten-path adventures around North America. He skis, kayaks, packrafts, and hikes from his home base in Seattle, Wash., and he carries a camera with him everywhere. “My photos attempt to […]
Leigh & Spring McClurg Made Drastic Changes to Their Sedentary Lives, Moved to Canada, Learned How to Adventure in the Wilderness, & Became Successful Adventure Photographers — Here’s How… We are featuring photos by the McClurgs all this week on Instagram. Follow us! The Happy Outdoor Nuts Self-described storytellers, outdoorsy nuts, […]
A Packraft Adventure on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho Follow us all this week on Instagram to see more photos & read more stories by Dan Ransom The Middle Fork is definitely not a traditional packrafting river. It’s one of the most famous and popular river trips in America, with over […]
A Photo Essay of Kodiak & Other Parts of Alaska Photos & captions by Philip Tschersich Philip Tschersich has called Kodiak, Alaska home for almost 30 years. He has traveled extensively throughout the Kodiak Archipelago on foot and by sea kayak during that time. About five years ago a friend […]
Thanks to Reynaldo Perez for sharing his captions, stories, and photos of packrafting Six Mile Creek. Keep your customer submissions coming. We love them!
Packrafting Lake Clark National Park as a Hydrologist for the National Park Service Story by: Sam Carter After months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, I finally made it up to southwest Alaska in June of 2020. I was privileged enough to get a job with the National Park Service, working […]
2016 Alpacka Calendar Contest: January January’s dramatic winner is a self portrait submitted by Paxson Woelber. “Packrafting the ice canyon at the mouth of Campbell Creek, in Anchorage, Alaska. Extreme tides and running outflow prevent permanent ice from forming over the whole channel, even when temperatures are below zero. Successive tidal […]
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 […]
The 2016 Alpacka Raft Calendar is out, featuring amazing photos of sent in by packrafters from all over the world. Our stunning cover photo was taken by Clint Helander “Clear and sunny skies were the norm for south-central Alaska in the summer of 2015. A lack of rainfall left many […]