Packrafting the Franklin River
Franklin River packrafting at Rock Island

Packrafting the Franklin River

I can still taste the dread that swaddled me upon our arrival at the boat launch. I had anticipated the Franklin River packrafting trip for months and my sense of eager anticipation only grew during the misty, winding trip into the mountains toward the Collingwood River Bridge. I remember how the joy of seeing more echidnas in that three-hour drive…

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