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Up & Over (CL III)

Trip Description

One of the best packraft day trips anywhere. A 6.5 mile hike (+3,200’/-2,750′) and 10.5 miles of CL III creeking make it a full day in the park. The hike over National Pass delivers giant views in two directions, before you rumble down the rock glacier to Put-In Beach. Gear up and get ready for the best stretch of whitewater in the area. The upper 5 miles require CL III read and run packrafting skills. There are multiple canyons, a mandatory portage and too many rapids to count. The lower 5 miles provides more opportunity to catch eddy’s and play as the creek opens up and brings you back to town.

Overnite Option: Camp at National Pass or creekside to make this a 1 night/ 2 day packraft adventure. Break up the big day, spend more time in special spots, or do a couple laps on the best rapids.

Duration:  1-2 days
Difficulty:  A very challenging day of hiking and boating for an intermediate to advanced packrafter.

Highlights:

  • Ridgetop views
  • Cover lots of ground
  • Great CL III creeking!
  • Big day with lots of variety
  • Very rewarding
Trip Details

Terrain Challenges May Include:  Unstable and rocky hiking surfaces. Actively navigating your own packraft in a CL III+ river.

Who: Experienced boaters looking for a challenging hike and whitewater packrafting trip.

When:

  • Early-July to September 15th.
  • Start time depends on flight availability, logistics and your preferences.

Where:  We will meet you at your lodging or at the footbridge ½ hour before your flight time and provide transportation to the airstrip.

Trip Includes
  • Alpacka packraft, paddle, drysuit, PFD, drybag, river gloves, river shoes and river socks.
  • Experienced, friendly, knowledgeable guides!
  • Small client to guide ratios.
  • Round-trip transportation from your local lodging to where we begin our trip.
  • A full array of medical, communications, and technical gear.
  • Extra layers if you forgot anything or couldn’t fit it in your luggage!
  • For further suggestions on gear you will want to bring from home (this might help you pack for your whole Alaskan vacation!) visit our Trip Planning Page for a gear list.
Up & Over Pricing

Client:Guide Ratio & Price
*Gear not included, see Packraft Rentals for rates.

Pricing per Number of Clients – 1 Day Trip
1:1 / $575 per person
2:1 / $355 per person
3:1 / $270 per person
4:1+ / $215 per person
Contact us for groups larger than 4

Pricing per Number of Clients – 2 Day Trip
1:1 / $1,600 per person
2:1 / $900 per person
3:1 / $750 per person
4:1+ / $650 per person
Contact us for groups larger than 4

$20/child discount for all children 12 and under on all private day hikes (issued at final payment)
$5/person discount for AK residents & Active Military and family. Valid with current I.D. (Issued at final payment)

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Up & Over Pricing

Client:Guide Ratio & Price
*Gear not included, see Packraft Rentals for rates.

Pricing per Number of Clients – 1 Day Trip
1:1 / $575 per person
2:1 / $355 per person
3:1 / $270 per person
4:1+ / $215 per person
Contact us for groups larger than 4

Pricing per Number of Clients – 2 Day Trip
1:1 / $1,600 per person
2:1 / $900 per person
3:1 / $750 per person
4:1+ / $650 per person
Contact us for groups larger than 4

$20/child discount for all children 12 and under on all private day hikes (issued at final payment)
$5/person discount for AK residents & Active Military and family. Valid with current I.D. (Issued at final payment)

Trip Description

One of the best packraft day trips anywhere. A 6.5 mile hike (+3,200’/-2,750′) and 10.5 miles of CL III creeking make it a full day in the park. The hike over National Pass delivers giant views in two directions, before you rumble down the rock glacier to Put-In Beach. Gear up and get ready for the best stretch of whitewater in the area. The upper 5 miles require CL III read and run packrafting skills. There are multiple canyons, a mandatory portage and too many rapids to count. The lower 5 miles provides more opportunity to catch eddy’s and play as the creek opens up and brings you back to town.

Overnite Option: Camp at National Pass or creekside to make this a 1 night/ 2 day packraft adventure. Break up the big day, spend more time in special spots, or do a couple laps on the best rapids.

Duration:  1-2 days
Difficulty:  A very challenging day of hiking and boating for an intermediate to advanced packrafter.

Highlights:

  • Ridgetop views
  • Cover lots of ground
  • Great CL III creeking!
  • Big day with lots of variety
  • Very rewarding
Trip Details

Terrain Challenges May Include:  Unstable and rocky hiking surfaces. Actively navigating your own packraft in a CL III+ river.

Who: Experienced boaters looking for a challenging hike and whitewater packrafting trip.

When:

  • Early-July to September 15th.
  • Start time depends on flight availability, logistics and your preferences.

Where:  We will meet you at your lodging or at the footbridge ½ hour before your flight time and provide transportation to the airstrip.

Trip Includes
  • Alpacka packraft, paddle, drysuit, PFD, drybag, river gloves, river shoes and river socks.
  • Experienced, friendly, knowledgeable guides!
  • Small client to guide ratios.
  • Round-trip transportation from your local lodging to where we begin our trip.
  • A full array of medical, communications, and technical gear.
  • Extra layers if you forgot anything or couldn’t fit it in your luggage!
  • For further suggestions on gear you will want to bring from home (this might help you pack for your whole Alaskan vacation!) visit our Trip Planning Page for a gear list.

Up & Over (Class III)
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