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    Default Atigun pass float

    I'm curious if its safe to float from Galbraith lake to the sag river through the pass? In looking to find some caribou
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    Talking about Atigun?

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    Yeah, sorry about the spelling. It's Atigun pass to get to the Sag

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    Nope not safe. That subject has been beaten to death. Search it in the archives.

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    Take lots of video.

    http://youtu.be/qi1IJRjTsG8
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    Found it, thank you for the help

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    If you do decide to do it and happen or run across my go pro somewhere downriver of the second rock wall or any of the other gear my party lost I'd like to have it back. I hope you have remote whitewater class 3-5 experience, cause that's what she'll throw at you.

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    We've decided against it considering neither of us have any white water experience and reading and learning from others misfortunes


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    Smart move, I have WW experiance and that river ate my lunch...Low water will get you and high water will get you.
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    Anybody try the Atigun to Sag float for sheep and caribou within the last 2 years? Interested in animals quantity and quality, water conditions and competition. Thanks

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    At least two groups of Anchore Town and two from Fairbanks Sheep spotty at best. Char fishing OK and some bear and bou now and again.

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    You and me should team up and do that trip TWB, it would be epic, that water is BEAST!

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    I've seen it at high and low flow volume. What kind of boat do you recomend in August? Packraft, kayak, avon or whitewater raft? What's the water likely to be on the Sag?Where there's a will...........

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    Here's a clip of the Atigun at medium-low stage. We do it best in Pioneer canoes for the advantage of its width and high flotation. The rocks at low stage can be close together and wide rafts have difficulty. The bigger wave heights on the Sag will flat eat your lunch of you don't pay attention and stay on your A-game.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PADNf1C0Azs

    Another video to show the load allowances of such canoes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ1rfq7fq5w

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    Spotty animal sightings and lots of mean inconsiderate hunters that think they own the place and don't want to see anyone else on the river. Although you can get off the road 5 miles floating the river it's not for novices.

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    Thanks for posting the videos. I really enjoyed them!
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