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    As the title says I am planning on canoeing from the little nelchina to the tazlina river. Does anyone on here have experience doing this with a canoe? I am thinking about taking my Mad River Revelation 17. It will be me and one other guy. I looked at a video of someone floating the river in a raft in high water. There looked to be some spots that are a bit sketchy.
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    When I drove back from Glennallen yesterday the Little Nelchina was high and muddy.

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    Some good info previously posted over the years: https://www.google.com/search?q=nelc...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    Some good info previously posted over the years: https://www.google.com/search?q=nelc...utf-8&oe=utf-8
    I have read everything I can find on this site. There is a lot of great information. I am hoping for more information specific to using a canoe on those rivers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnejs View Post
    I have read everything I can find on this site. There is a lot of great information. I am hoping for more information specific to using a canoe on those rivers
    If you wanting information on canoeing a rivers read “Sid” posts. Just remember because he has done it does not mean it is possible for other to do it. The man is a legend when it come to canoeing rivers.

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    I did this trip during hunting season in a 14 foot self baling river raft with a friend. For anyone interested in the answer to my original question no I would not do this in a canoe. The little nelchina was great. The Nelchina had spots that would be difficult but doable. The tazlina was 45 miles of nearly continuous class III with a few extended class 4. If you hugged the bank closely you might pull it off in a canoe. I wouldn't want to risk it with hunting gear and a moose. Too much to lose including your life. We did the 45 miles in 6 hours and we even stopped for lunch. That river really moves. In some places we hit 11mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnejs View Post
    I did this trip during hunting season in a 14 foot self baling river raft with a friend. For anyone interested in the answer to my original question no I would not do this in a canoe. The little nelchina was great. The Nelchina had spots that would be difficult but doable. The tazlina was 45 miles of nearly continuous class III with a few extended class 4. If you hugged the bank closely you might pull it off in a canoe. I wouldn't want to risk it with hunting gear and a moose. Too much to lose including your life. We did the 45 miles in 6 hours and we even stopped for lunch. That river really moves. In some places we hit 11mph.
    Any luck in the hunting department?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTfisher View Post
    Any luck in the hunting department?
    Unfortunately no. We saw a lynx and a brown bear with her cub. Saw lots of old moose sign.

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