This post is a bit last minute, but I’m set to do the Hot Springs 100 at a rather leisurely pace starting tomorrow (was going to start today, but I figured the rain would boost the water for Birch a bit, given the May-long dry spell). My truck will be left at Circle HS and my “logistics liaison” will drive me to the start in Chena.
The route: 20 miles over the domes to Birch, put-in just below Crooked Ck, float to & take-out at Harrison Ck (50 river miles?), then 15 miles up Harrison/Bottom Dollar & mining trails to Circle HS.
I’m scheduling 3 days, but I this could easily be done in two…and it’s possible in under 24 hours.
If any wilderness-savvy packrafters in the Fairbanks area have time to join in on this stellar trip (right now it’s just me and the Four-Pawed Bandolero) feel free to send me a text indicating such. My schedule is very flexible, so if someone could start Friday but not tomorrow, I am willing to consider it.
Keep on having fun…