Spring is well under way as the snow cradling mountain tops begins to turn into that element that boaters dream of, run-off. As peaks dry, rivers become full of rushing white waters and hopes of a rainy spring just in time to bump up that cfs of your hometown river. Alpine lakes transition from ice fishing holes into crystal structured kayaking paradises. And what better flotation device to hike up a mountain than a Kokopelli Packraft, destined for adventure.
Colter Bay, WY
Pack it up, pack it in within a matter of minutes. The lightweight inflation bag makes filling your packraft with air a breeze- literally. It is the vanlifer's dream.
The Icicle River, WA
Radio Tower Rapids, TN
Grabbing the packraft to get on the river last minute was easier than packing lunch, and it encouraged me to get out there on days with a later start than planned. When toting a child along on the adventure, having a boat that fits in the near palm of your hand is a major perk.
Jenny Lake, WY
I am left with a deeper urge to explore and raft higher alpine lakes that aren't a simple drop-in away. There are so many rivers out there that I have yet to dip my feet in. This boat opens up possibilities to waters of your deepest imagination, and my favorite part is sharing the ride with my mini (Minnie- to her).
What's your favorite river to float?
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