Packrafting the Franklin River
Franklin River packrafting at Rock Island

Packrafting the Franklin River

  • Post last modified:December 30, 2020

I can still taste the dread that swaddled me upon our arrival at the boat launch. We 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 than I had seen in an entire year in mainland Australia was suddenly snatched from my chest and replaced with fizzy, churning anxiety. The catalyst of my fear was an interpretive sign at the boater self-registration kiosk announcing the hazards that lay ahead of us—strainers, class IV+…

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Online Whitewater Resources

  • Post last modified:April 9, 2021

Every website back in the day had a links page which was a great way to find other informational sites. Now that it doesn't help for SEO they all seem to have disappeared. Below is a list of whitewater resources I find helpful. Online Guides Whitewater Guide Book Zach Collier of the Northwest Rafting Company has descriptions to an incredible number of whitewater rivers in the west. Cal Creeks Bill Tuthill's site has been around for decades and is still one of the most comprehensive resources of whitewater information on the web. Bill gets after it mainly in his inflatable kayak but also does some rafting. So…

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