After years of wishing I had a packraft, reading and watching all the videos I’ve found, I’ve finally got one! I’ve been practicing like mad in lakes (Eklutna, mainly), getting to know the boat, working on re-entry and back-paddling and that sort of thing. I’m eager to get out on a river and learn more that way, but I know exactly zero people who also packraft (and after my first float trip with everyone else in kayaks, well, I guess you know how that goes) and while I may be adventurous in my solo endeavors, I try not to be downright stupid.
I’m interested in working up to Class IV-V and I know I’m capable, but any suggestions on a good starting point would be much appreciated. And if you’re interested in a trip, my schedule is open until UAA is in session and I’m always up for a good hike. I’m in the Valley, but anywhere is great. Thanks.
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