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December 4, 2019

Kayaker-Turned Packrafter, Casey Fulton Has Explored the World

Athletes & Ambassadors

Photographer, Adventurer, Aspiring Nurse, Lives in Missoula, Montana For Casey Fulton, the creative process of planning adventures begins with picking a part of the world, staring at maps, and then imagining creative ways to connect whitewater rivers and ridgelines. “The idea turns into an obsession, and then finally I tell […]

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November 20, 2019

The Trippin Crew: Alastair Parkin, Joe Flanagan & Sam Flanagan

Athletes & Ambassadors

Athletes, Film Makers. Live in the United Kingdom The Trippin trio thrives off riding bikes in the mountains. Their adventures primarily “spring randomly” from some small amount of interesting learned information about a place. And then, says Alastair, they try to think how to make it different. Over the years […]

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November 11, 2019

Luc Mehl's Review Of The New 2020 Expedition

News, Events, Reviews

The new and improved 2020 Expedition is now available. Review and Photos by: Luc Mehl Based on its name alone, I assumed that the Expedition was the right Alpacka packraft for me. Like most packrafters, I started as a backpacker, not a boater, and my principal use for a packraft […]

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November 6, 2019

Nathan Fa'avae – 5-Time World Champion on Packrafts in Adventure Racing

Adventure Stories

Ambassador Dulkara Martig chats with accomplished adventure racer, Nathan Fa’avae, about packrafts and their use in adventure racing. Check out Nathan’s book, “Adventurer at Heart,” on Amazon.com. DM: What expedition races have you used packrafts in?NF: The first time was eco challenge Fiji in 2002. I’d never heard of them prior […]

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October 23, 2019

The Seasons are a Changing – November is Winter

Adventure Stories

Stories From a Cold-Weather Packrafter (Maybe?) Katie Grauel reflects on her very cold trip to the Gates of Lodore on the Green River and whether or not she’ll ever packraft in winter conditions again. Story and photos courtesy of Katie. I only embark on river expeditions once my chances of […]

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October 16, 2019

A Dream Packrafting Adventure Down the Franklin River

Adventure Stories, Athletes & Ambassadors

Dulkara Martig actualizes a nine-day dream trip packrafting Tasmania, down the Franklin River  By Dulkara Martig. Photos by Dulkara Martig and Ben Weigl. The Franklin River offers one of the most impressive multi-day whitewater journeys to be found anywhere. It winds its way 120 kilometers through one of the most […]

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October 9, 2019

Jacob Moon – Adventure Photographer, Insta Success Story

Athletes & Ambassadors

Adventure Photographer, Avid Packrafter An adventure Photographer, living in Bellingham, Washington, Jacob Moon imagines human-powered adventures, free from all man-made obstacles and restrictions, in the blank spots he finds on maps. And with his favorite tool, Google Earth, he often gets just enough information about the unknown to go and […]

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October 2, 2019

Back To School – Mountain Middle School's Packrafting Adventure

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting

Story & photos by Pete Basinger. Mountain Middle School does a one week intensive class called Intersession every spring. Classes range from silversmithing to traveling to Costa Rica. Sara Tescher and I wanted to offer a bikepacking Intercession, and thanks to the generous community in Durango and Alpaca Raft we […]

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October 1, 2019

Sarah Tingey: Thanks, Democrats, for trying to protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Conservation Efforts, News, Events, Reviews

A repost from an articled originally run in the Durango Herald. Read the original here.   Sarah Tingey: Thanks, Democrats, for trying to protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Thank you to the Colorado Democratic Congressional delegation for recognizing that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, America’s last truly wild place, is […]

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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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September 18, 2019

Customer Spotlight – Walt Marchbanks Perfects Packraft Fishing

Fly Fishing

A Life-long Angler Finds New Access with Packraft Fishing Story & photos by Walt Marchbanks. Feature photo caption: “This spot is directly across from a combat fishing hole. My Alpacka allows me to fish the hole from the other side of the river, which is actually the best way to […]

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September 8, 2019

"Biking-Birder" Seeks Green Birding World Record - Gets Face Dyed by Native Peruvians

Adventure Stories

“Biking Birder” Gary Prescott seeks Green Birding World Record, Part I Story & photo by Gary Prescott. Trepidation filled me as I inflated my colorful Alpacka packraft and the fast, shallow whitewater of the tributary river of the Amazon, the Madre de Dios, rushed past me. The long walk in […]

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August 29, 2019

The Birthday Paddling Micro Adventure – Exploring Doesburg by Packraft

Urban Adventure

Konstantin Gridnevskiy’s Urban Packrafting Adventures in Doesburg Story & photos by Konstantin. When you have a small child, time seems to magically disappear, especially when you don’t have family around to help. I can hardly find time to travel and paddle as much as before. That’s why when my wife, […]

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August 23, 2019

Packrafting Patagonia's River Puelo from Source to Sea

Adventure Stories

The Puelo, An Expedition From Source to Sea Story & photos by Fernando Fainberg About a year ago I saw some pictures of Chilean expeditionary great, Pablo Besser, on an trip to the Patagonian fjords. He was using an inflatable boat to navigate, that could be stored in his backpack. […]

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August 16, 2019

Bikes on Borrowed Rafts on Australia’s Jamieson River

Bikerafting

A First-Timers Bikerafting Adventure Victoria, Australia isn’t known for its whitewater, but a few rivers fed by alpine snow melt are runnable through spring and into early summer. And, they offer up to Class III and IV rapids. The Jamieson River is one of those, with two raftable sections when […]

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August 8, 2019

Power Couple – Braden Gunem & Claire Cripps

Athletes & Ambassadors

Adventurers, Photographers. Live in a 1974 Airstream Not a day goes by that Claire Cripps doesn’t think about finding another river to float. Likewise, her partner, adventure photographer Braden Gunem says he’s usually looking at a map to find a new river to explore. They prefer rivers that don’t go […]

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July 31, 2019

A Trip of a Lifetime - Patagonia by Packraft

Adventure Stories

Patagonia by Packraft – Story & Photos by Ashley Perry

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July 22, 2019

Packrafting Conservation in Alaska's Tongass National Forest

Conservation Efforts

How packrafts are a part of conservation in the Tongass National Forest, Alaska By Maia Mares of Sitka Conservation Society. The Tongass National Forest is the largest remaining temperate rainforest in the world. It’a a landscape of islands, coastal mountains, and countless streams and rivers that boil with salmon returning […]

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July 15, 2019

Climbing, Packrafting, Adventure – Miah Watt Captures it All on Camera

Athletes & Ambassadors

Adventure Photographer. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jeremiah “Miah” Watt started shooting photos in the late 90’s after an internship went awry, he dropped a business degree, and signed up for photo classes. “Shooting allows me to lose myself in an objective and come out the other side with […]

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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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