Good folks, I'm stationed up at Fairbanks, AK. I bought a used two may kayak (old towne twin otter) when I arrived. I have enjoyed it much on the Chena River out behind my house. I thinking about buying a canoe to allow me to get further out while carying more gear. Specifically, I'm looking for something to use mostly for camping (two people) and moose hunting (only one person in the canoe). I think most hunting/canoeing will be near the creeks and rivers near Fairbanks (Chena River, Chatanika River, Birch Creek, etc...). I'm renting a canoe next weekend with a friend and will condcut a three day hunting/camping float. I'm looking for some advice on a canoe that would fit the above bill. The only canoes I've seen in town are at Sportsman's Warehouse. They have an Old Towne Tripper (17' w/ approx 1500lb carrying capacity). This canoe is pricey, but seems to get great online reviews. For the folks with experience, do you think this canoe would be able to handle that much weight on the above mentioned rivers? I know the Chena is a pretty gentle river. I don't know about Birch Creek. Your thoughts are appreciated.