Week of Rivers:
Class II
The “Week of Rivers” offers a blend of exploration & skill progression. This is a frontcountry tour, showing you a different class II river each day, a mix of roadside runs & others we hike into.

DAY 1

We start off reviewing river safety & brush up on paddling & boat control skills on Portage River, south of Girdwood.  This is an opportunity for the instructor to assess group ability & plan the week.

DAYS 2-5

Exact location depends on group ability & current water levels.  The potential rivers are in 2 separate regions: Hope/Girdwood area & further north near Willow or Glacier View.  These regions are 2-3 hours apart; the first 2-3 days we’ll paddle in the Girdwood/Hope area before moving north to a different area.  Possible runs near Hope/Girdwood include Granite or Glacier Creek; up north our options are Willow Creek, East Fork Matanuska & the main Matanuska River.

Participants must provide their own transportation each day & are encouraged to carpool.  Depending on the itinerary, many chose to camp out near the river.

 

Prerequisites

Level II course and/or previous experience packrafting class II rivers. This is also a hiking trip!  Participants must be able to hike off trail with a 20-30 lb backpack for 3-4 hrs.

River difficulty: Class II/II+

Dates

July 15th-19th, 2024

Length

5 days

$900

Group Max

6

Locations vary

Portage River, Glacier Creek, Granite Creek, East Fork Matanuska, Matanuska River, Willow Creek

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Week of Rivers: Class II

Want to explore more rivers in Alaska, but aren’t ready to do it on your own- need more guidance & instruction? Maybe you don’t know where to go, or are looking for new runs? The “Week of Rivers” offers a blend of exploration & skill progression. We packraft a different river each day, a mix of roadside runs & rivers we hike into.

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