First off, let me know if this is not the right place for this post.
Here goes. My brother and I both get out of school around May 15th of this year, so we’ve decided to head up to Alaska. Originally we were talking about canoeing the Yukon from Whitehorse to Circle, but we though we might be able to get to more scenic, secluded places by packrafting. We want this trip, whatever it may be, to take at minimum 1 month, topping out at 2.5 months. The problem is, I’m not really sure how to go about looking for routes with rivers suitable for first time packrafters. Does anyone have any input, maybe on a longer trip that they have taken that they enjoyed? Or if not that, is there a good place to start narrowing down the massive amount of information that is out there.
Some background on us: I have thru-hiked the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada (about three weeks) and done numerous other short to mid length solo backpacking trips. He spent about 9 months hitch hiking around the US, taking backpacking trips in Idaho, Utah, and even a solo cross country trip in Gates of the Artic National Park for I think 10 days. He also did a raft trip on a calm portion of the Colorado River near Arches National Park. So though we do not have much rafting specific experience, combined we have quite a bit of experience with backpacking, logistics, etc, and are mentally prepared for long wilderness trips.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you