1. Rolling an Alpacka Raft in cold, icy water. Tim Johnson glued thigh-straps in his boat to make the roll. He is an expert kayaker and author of Alaska Whitewater.

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  2. Forrest McCarthy racing in the Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic, an unsupported wilderness adventure race across the Alaska Range from Gerstle River to McKinley Village.

    Rules are simple: point to point, carry everything you need, no roads, no pack animals, no help from non-racers.

    Forrest took second place with a time of 4 days 9 hours over the course of 175 miles.

    The Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic has a 25 year history. This is the first video ever made of it.

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  3. Running a bunch of West Coast Rivers, South Island New Zealand in Alpacka rafts modified with thigh straps.

    Boaters include Roman Dial, Tim Johnson, Erik Tomsen, Allen O'Bannon and others.

    Rivers include Upper Hokitika, Arahura Gorges, Mokihiunui, Taipo, Oparara and Landsborough in January 2010

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  4. This is sort of a highlights reel of packrafting in south central Alaska this last season. A bunch of rivers and creeks appearing in order as Tin Can, Kings, Montana, Talkeetna, Bird, Peters, Brooks Range, Wilderness Classic, Happy, and Honolulu.

    A bunch of really fun and talented people are in the vid and some others besides me shot it.

    The packrafts weigh ~ 5 pounds

    I have a bunch more packrafting vids on You Tube at my channel called romandial....

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Roman Dial

Travel and adventure mostly in Alaska, sometimes round the world.

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