The north fork of the Gunnison River in southwestern Colorado is an incredible place to visit, providing a moderate (or half -day) buoy for individuals and families.This is the first time I was introduced to the place where Alpacka Raft and Packrafting.
If you have never heard of or packrafting before, this is an interesting and exciting event that allows you to cross the land and water at the same time.A small light raft is called Packract.Due to its size and weight, you can easily bring the bag into your packaging with other gears.It is very suitable for short -distance and long -distance hikes, or when you want to float back to the initial position.
The packaging has various shapes, size and durability.The package you should get depends on which type of adventure you intend to use.Alpacka Raft has a variety of fillers, designed for all types of use.Whether you are a hunter or wanting to enter the wilderfunder who is difficult to touch the wilderness watercourse, you have experienced Afters, high -energy white water rapids like paddling, or a novice paddle, looking for a leisurely river floating experience, Alpacka Raft owns PackraptSuitable for this job.
In order to perform easy -to -float travel, such as floating Gunnison Hebei fork, I recommend Alpacka RAFT’s scout Packract.Its weight is only 3.8 pounds, which is very suitable for mountain lakes and short river floats.This is the packaging of the Gannison River that I floated last fall.The scouts are light and durable, and are built with a lightweight 210-Denier sylonic tube fabric (hull) and 420-Denier nylon (floor).
The Gunnison River is through the southwestern part of Colorado and is considered one of the gold medal fishing water in the state. It provides high -quality brown, Cutthroat and Rainbow catfish.It winds through half of Colorado, and in the process of creating an amazing canyon and Class I.
Although Gunnison River has become the favorite destination of extreme R children due to its fierce and fast -paced white water, it is also popular with easy -to -float and fishing journey.
If you are pursuing a short painless hiking trip and relax on the water, consider the lower part of the drifting Gunnison River from Delta or above.This section is very suitable for family and fishermen, because the rapids flow of Bai Shui are very mild (only composed of level I), and it is just a short walk.In fact, this is the first time I have experienced Packrapting. From then on, I have a itch to return and do it again.
In September last year, I met some of the outdoor industry professionals from the Alpacka Raft team and the Gunnison River Pleasure Park. I carried out a brief hiking trip and some leisurely buoys, and had some flying fishing.The Gunnison River Pleasoning Park is located in the place where the Gunnison River in the Gunnison River in the North fork and Colorado.This is a good place for parking and entering the river for rowing and fishing.
The co -founder and owner of Alpacka Raft, Thor Tingey, brought two Packract models that day. We can float on the same day and scouts (a ultra -light PackRaft) and Ranger (a single hunting and fishing and fishing).The scout is part of the Alpacka RAFT ultra -light series and will become an excellent beginner of the family.It is an ideal size ship used for solo paddlers. It is durable and can be used daily on lakes and rivers.The larger forest guard is part of the remote area hunter and fishing series. This series is designed for athletes and women who want to enter the Wilderness Waterway.Forests are first -class river hunting and fishing bags.It is large enough to carry all fishing gear and coolers.You can use it for water poultry hunting and have space to bring your bird dog.It also has a large number of mid -to -large games (such as reindeer or deer) load capacity.
After reviewing the function of Packrafts, Tingey and his team demonstrated how to use inflation bags to properly expand ships.(Scouts and rangers have inflation bags.) Filling Packrapts is much simpler than I expected.
I paired with the boy Army Parkov.Rolling up, the scouts can easily suitable for most standard size hiking kits to facilitate carriers.I happened to use my small and powerful snowman crossroads of 22 liters, so I used several recommenders to fix the rolled rafts on it.It’s great!Who knows that carrying a boat/raft may be so easy?
Once we are all ready to inflatable and store our packaging, each of us is tied to the personal floating device (PFD) and starts on foot on foot along the North fork of the Gunnison River.Soon after, we needed to continue hiking along the other side.For the sake of crossing the river, we used a basic paddle technology called "Ferry Side".We face the upstream bags of the upstream bags from a certain angle, and then quickly draw paddle to avoid downstream promotion.We arrived on the other side of the river one by one, then packed the boat and took the trail.Surprisingly, the canyon was not crowded at all.We saw other flies fishingrs and several kayak athletes, but this was almost the same.
Make sure to bring the camera because the scenery during the walking is amazing!From the glittering river to the canyon wall with ancient rock layers and the swallow nest, there are many opportunities for photos.However, be careful, plants along the river are scattered with poisonous vines. Therefore, if you plan to make this trip, consider wearing trousers and lightweight long -sleeved shirts.(If you are not familiar with poisonous vines and how to identify poison, please do some research in advance. You should know how to identify poison IVY and any other toxic plants, and then perform any type of outdoor adventure.)
We traveled for a few hours, appreciated the beautiful scenery, and then stopped half of the lunch until we reached the end of the trail.This is the point where we plan to jump into Mrs. Parker and follow the north fork of the Gunnison River, and return to the trail of our start.If you travel with your children, you can jump into the river at any time.You don’t need to hiking for a few hours to make the family interesting.
This is a long and relaxed afternoon floating along the river.We occasionally pull to the side, get rid of the dilemma, and do some flying fishing.We also fish directly from the raft when floating, although the current is difficult.I hooked two fish that day, but unfortunately, they broke before I had the opportunity to get in.
I found that the Tsingtong Army simply opened and inflated, and it was easy to manipulate on the river and river.Like myself and paddle, I installed a backpack comfortably, a small dry bag, and an orvis Helios 3F 5 weight rod with a phantom scroll, still there is still space.For a longer river trip, the ranger will be more ideal, because it provides additional carrying capacity, which means more gear space.
When we finally arrived at the trail, we left the river, packed the suitcase, and enjoyed a well -deserved beer.
Planning outdoor vacation may be difficult, which will make the entire family please.If you are looking for a family -friendly outdoor event with flying fishing opportunities, I suggest you get some Packrapts and plan to float under the Rakaigansen River in Colorado.My first hit experience was an explosion!I can’t wait to return there, looking forward to re -examining the river with my family.
The story of Alpacka Raft began in 2000. At that time, Sheri Tingey combined his kayak and clothing design knowledge with his son Thor’s idea to create better packaging for remote areas.They jointly created their first packaging "White Ship", which is very popular for the Paclaf community.
The company recently celebrated 20TH Anniversary and its founder, the movie "Sheri".How Sheri completely changed the story of the outdoor industry and the obstacles she had to overcome to launch Alpacka Raft, which was absolutely fascinating.If you are interested in watching this movie, visit https://alpackaraft.com/sheri to get more information and the upcoming viewing opportunities.
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