Alaska River Forum Disclaimer

Paddling & hiking are dangerous sports that can result in death, paralysis or serious injury. Readers assume all risk associated with use of this forum & activities related to packrafting.

This forum is a free service provided by The Alaska Packraft School, LLC (APS) & Jule Harle as a community reference tool. Neither APS or Jule make any representation or warranties, expressed or implied, of any kind regarding post contents from APS, Jule or the public. We cannot guarantee accuracy or reliability of info contained herein.

Take a river safety course, rescue class or get some whitewater paddling instruction before packrafting in Alaska. Seriously. There are enough people out there getting themselves into trouble, paddling rivers beyond their ability & finding themselves in over their heads. This is not only dangerous, but places unnecessary demands on Search & Rescue personnel while giving packrafters & the paddling community a bad reputation.

The standard International Whitewater Classification Scale is used to describe & rate rivers/creeks:

Alaska River Forum Rules

  1. Be a nice human.  Please do not insult or speak negatively about others, related businesses, groups, users or communities
  2. Please do not share GPS tracks or mapped routes on this forum
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  4. No posts or trip/route sharing for Brooks Range rivers, in attempt not to “blow up” or overexpose some of Alaska’s pristine terrain (this is a request from Alpacka Raft)


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