Packraft Rating (PR) System

Roman Dial demystifies whitewater for the packrafter wanting to understand the natural progression of learning to packraft in the context of increasingly difficult whitewater.

Packrafting the Grand Canyon

Roman Dial leads first legal (permitted) packrafting trek in the Grand Canyon.

How Far, How Fast, How Heavy?
Calculating the range for unsupported, long-distance hiking

Formulas and theory for predicting possible distances and times with ultralight gear for long distance backpacking.

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