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Category Archives: Adventure Stories

Back To School – Mountain Middle School’s Packrafting Adventure

Gear explosion at the campsite at the base of Bowknot Bend.

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 […]

“Biking-Birder” Seeks Green Birding World Record – Gets Face Dyed by Native Peruvians

Gary Prescott, the Biking Birder

“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 […]

Summertime Packrafting on the East Coast

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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 […]

A Local Chilean Canoes a Patagonia Jewel & Reflects on a Gift to His Nation

Marbel Caverns

Enter to Win our #CanoeLife – Oryx Packraft Canoe & Camp Kit Giveaway, sponsored by Alpacka, Big Agnes, Thermacell Bug Repellant (yes it works!), and Aqua-Bound. A Local Chilean Canoes Through Parks Created by the Largest Private Land Donation in History Story & photos by Cristóbal Kapsch When we heard that […]

Fluid Trails – Bikerafting Kahurangi National Park

Fluid Trails - Bikerafting Kahurangi National Park

Fluid Trails – An Epic Bikerafting Adventure Through New Zealand’s Kahurangi National Park.  “Fluid Trails” follows three adventurers as they embark on a bikerafting adventure across Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand using mountain bikes & three packrafts. The park is an ancient place of rare birds, rolling alpine tussock, earthquake […]