About

I’m Jule Harle, an Alaskan whitewater enthusiast.

I’ve been whitewater kayaking, packrafting, and rafting Alaskan rivers since 2007. I teach packrafting safety courses and guided trips throughout the state. I’m passionate about being in the mountains and using packrafts for wilderness exploration & whitewater access.

I’m the founder, owner & primary instructor for the Alaska Packraft School. The school teaches packraft skills & safety courses for all levels & backgrounds- for the “never ever” who is packraft curious, intermediate paddlers seeking formal skills & river safety education, as well as experienced boaters who want professional guidance & instruction in progressing up to more technical whitewater & remote wilderness travel.

I’m an ACA certified Packraft & Whitewater Kayak instructor & invested in the development of the sport and it’s community. I serve as a board member for the ACA Safety, Education & Instruction Council’s packrafting endorsement and also serve on the board for the American Packrafting Association’s Alaska Regional Chapter.

I wrote & published The Alaska Packraft Guidebook: Premier Rivers & Creeks in the 49th State. It’s a packraft specific whitewater guidebook highlighting 70 of AK’s best runs ranging from Class I-IV.

It’s available in Anchorage at Hoarding Marmot, AMH & Alaska Raft & Kayak.

Email me at: alaskapackraftschool@gmail.com if you’d like a copy mailed to you.

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