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    Default Packrafting & Kayaking the Tonsina River

    Just finished up editing my video on our float down the Tonsina last summer. What a great trip! We had great weather and the river height was perfect at 2250 CFS.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFaLDojcvAU

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    Very cool, thanks for sharing!!!
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    Awesome footage once again. Thanks for posting.

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    Sunny, summer day. Splashy ride down a wild Alaska river. Nice! Those sketchy new channels scare me; you never know when you're gonna come around a corner and find a tree bridged across the channel at water level!

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    There used to be a stretch on that river, where the wood was piled 10 feet high on both sides, it was much nastier than the water. Glad you had fun on the T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Strahan View Post
    Sunny, summer day. Splashy ride down a wild Alaska river. Nice! Those sketchy new channels scare me; you never know when you're gonna come around a corner and find a tree bridged across the channel at water level!

    -Mike
    We were on high alert through that last section! It looks like the lower 5+ miles has completely changed paths in the last few years.
    -JR

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    Awesome! I worked on a road project in that area and spent a lot of time checking out the Tonsina. Pretty neat to see it from another perspective. What mileposts did you put in and come out at? I was guessing around MP 65 and 46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven_JR View Post
    Awesome! I worked on a road project in that area and spent a lot of time checking out the Tonsina. Pretty neat to see it from another perspective. What mileposts did you put in and come out at? I was guessing around MP 65 and 46.
    Mile 79 Richardson to mile 19.3 on the Edgerton Highway
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    We used to jet up and down the river during hunting season. From the bridge to about 3/4 the way up the upper river about 20 years ago. The lower part was always a bit of fun.lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntalaska View Post
    The lower part was always a bit of fun.lol
    I bet it was!
    -JR

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