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Packrafting Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Gunny Gorge video.

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Packrafting Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Gunny Gorge video.

Post by scotticus on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 6:03 pm

Hopefully this link works from my mobile device.
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D7LovaA-ursA%26feature%3Dplayer_embedded&feature=player_embedded&v=7LovaA-ursA&gl=US

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Re: Packrafting Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Gunny Gorge video.

Post by wasatchbill on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 12:16 am

This link works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LovaA-ursA

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Re: Packrafting Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Gunny Gorge video.

Post by dman on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 9:57 am

There is a little voice that keeps telling me to get a packraft. Not sure how much longer I can resist. I wonder how one would handle with a good flow in the Zion Narrows?

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Re: Packrafting Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Gunny Gorge video.

Post by wasatchbill on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 2:50 pm

I don't think they would handle well at all for must-make wood avoidance moves. All I can say for sure is: the Zion Narrows is not the place to experiment! Go try some other woody runs first, like the Uintas Bear, or upper Provo's Soapstone. Or for that matter, Ogden's Rainbow Gardens and Pineview (not that woody, but narrow and turny).
These folks would know more about the Zion Narrows:
http://www.zionadventures.com/
I think duckies are a fairly common way to paddle the Zion Narrows at LOW water; not really sure about packrafts.

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Re: Packrafting Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Gunny Gorge video.

Post by brightonb on Fri 30 Mar 2012, 12:13 am

I have friends up in Alaska that are packrafting low water class 4 and 5 creeks. Some dropping at over 500 feet/mile. These things are amazing in the right hands. The Narrows are no place to be if you aren't a class 4 boater. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZRumHkyjCA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t47kSotkuqc

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