Epic March is the trifecta of activities: skiing, packrafting and biking. Watch as these four adventurers attempt 500 miles of terrain in search of an epic experience. Watch the trailer for the Epic March video, launching March 27h.
Skiing on an icefield is awesome, and helicopters are great ways to access icefields, but helicopters are expensive. If we get a helicopter to drop us off and find our own way off the ice it cuts the price in half. So begins a wild idea. I had an idea and wanted to put it on the table for everyone to have a think about; “Instead of taking a full sized raft, have any of you heard of packrafting?”
Packrafting is the most exciting paddle sport out there. Ok, we might be slightly biased, but more seriously, it definitely is the one water activity that allows so much freedom in terms of all the opportunities it offers and the places you can reach with a packraft.
We rolled into Grand Teton National Park headed south from Yellowstone National Park. On this route you begin to get closer and closer to the Tetons while getting flashing glimpses of Jackson lake through the trees along the highway.
Juuso expressed this was hands down one of his favorite trips we did while we were in Vietnam. "There was a sense of freedom I felt not being tied into a rope and then having the ability to jump into the water after the climbs." And we couldn't have been introduced to the sport by better people.
The forecast called for rain, yet our ambitions managed to convince us otherwise. We hit the road for the Northern reaches of the Idaho Panhandle where we would set up camp at the Upper St. Joe River Trailhead.
Watch the new film Chasing Wild debuting online September 26th. Three friends set off on a 400km bikepacking and packraft expedition through the heart of the sacred headwaters in northwestern British Columbia to understand what is at stake as a wave of new mines are developed across this remote corner of the province.
There are countless adventures you can have packrafting, and they are made sweeter when you can bring Fido along. Every dog learns new things differently, but here are a few tips to get your puppy off on the right paw to be a great packrafting companion.