Lakina River Packrafting Video
This means you must have some previous whitewater packrafting or kayaking experience. Whitewater rafting doesn’t cut it. Class III requisite.
You must be comfortable in whitewater. That is, swimming IN whitewater. You must be a strong swimmer and not “panicky” if you swim. Packrafting is about self-rescue. You swim, you flip your boat and climb back in.
If this is NOT you, we can talk about a 1-2 day packrafting course prior to this trip to get you setup for it.
Water levels of course also play a part. The Lakina at high water is pretty sporty.
We can run this trip as an overnight trip. Fly in from McCarthy in the afternoon, camp and begins he packraft out the next morning. Alternatively we can do the whole trip in one day. Fly in early, get on the river, packraft out and be back in McCarthy that evening.
We can also tack on one of 2 different backpacking trips beforehand. Oz is a popular option, great for beginner/intermediate hikers. For strong folks looking for something a bit burlier, talk to me about coming in from Kuskulana.