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Has anyone paddled either canoe route in Kenai NWR? Any recommendations and advice, e.g. best route, campsites, when to go, gear, etc.
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Posted by: ezwater on Oct-30-13 2:08 PM (EST)
Posted by: davbart on Oct-31-13 4:15 PM (EST)
I have seen the link once the shutdown ended.
It sounded from the article like a |
Posted by: ezwater on Nov-02-13 3:21 PM (EST)
reasonable route, no godawful portages or huge windswept expanses of water.
The book pretty much says the same thing|
Posted by: davbart on Nov-03-13 10:22 AM (EST)
Although, it does recommend hip boats because many of the portage trails are pretty boggy.
My boats are too old to be hip. |
Posted by: ezwater on Nov-03-13 3:23 PM (EST)
But instead of hip waders, which can fill with water in a moment of inattention, I would choose either thicker wet suit shorts, or thinner wet suit pants. The backs of the knees can be cut out so kneeling is comfortable.
Posted by: davbart on Nov-03-13 4:03 PM (EST)
Alaskans seem to have different views of how to stay dry and warm. I think they avoid wetsuits because water temps are so often cold that a wetsuit doesn't provide much comfort.
One option for footwear on northern |
Posted by: rpg51 on Nov-07-13 7:08 AM (EST)
Posted by: davbart on Nov-07-13 11:31 AM (EST)
I've seen those locally at Tractor Supply. I was considering them, but was concerned about their durability. Now, I know, thanks.
I see they go up to size 14. |
Posted by: ezwater on Feb-03-14 6:05 PM (EST)
If I try them with my smallest 15s, it may be possible to get the 15s back out of them.
Let me know|
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Nov-25-13 11:16 PM (EST)
I just moved to Anchorage, live right outside of Elmendorf. Have kayaks and gear, no canoes.
Posted by: davbart on Dec-05-13 9:13 AM (EST)
No immediate plans, but I hope to make the trip within the next couple of years.
Could help with shuttles etc...|
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Dec-06-13 1:55 AM (EST)
Very generous offer|
Posted by: davbart on Dec-06-13 9:03 AM (EST)
Those look like beautiful places. I might have to take you up on the offer.
A short float|
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Jan-13-14 11:08 AM (EST)
Went last week on a short flatwater section. http://s167.photobucket.com/user/tsunamichuck/library/Facebook?sort=3&page=1