High Water Philosophy Class
In June 2009, my son Chase and I embarked on our first outing with our new Boy Scout troop: a float of the Jefferson River during high water season. Our entire gear list seemed centered around our boat selection: the Alpacka Double Duck, a sort-of-two-person packraft that weighs only six pounds.
However, once we hit the water, our gear became less of a concern, and we relished in the joy of floating such a big river (6000 cfs) in such a tiny boat.
The experience is hard to convey with media, but impossible without, so I hope you enjoy the photos and video and that they will inspire you to consider what going light might mean for you outside the realm of trail corridors (be sure to check out the related gear list, too!).