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Whitewater Packrafting

8 hours, Illinois or Smith River, Thursday June 8

  • 100 US dollars
  • Selma|Gasquet, Panther Flat Campground

Service Description

This class is designed for packrafters who would like to advance their skills to paddling on up to class III rapids, or for intermediate IK or hardshell paddlers who would like to try a packraft. Boat away from this class able to identify and avoid river hazards, navigate class III rapids, properly fit PPE, self rescue and aid in boat recovery, and communicate with a boating group effectively including a safety talk. This is not an outfitted event, instruction only. BYO transportation and boating gear. Rentals are available on a first come/ first served basis for $100. We will be boating on either the Illinois or the Smith, flow dependent, located near the California/ Oregon Border. * agressive paddler's position & strokes * hitting eddies, waves, holes and eddy lines. * safe and effective body mechanics (paddler's box) * boofing * establishing a ferry angle and edge control * flipping and recovery in packrafts * defensive and aggressive swimming * gear, river features, terminology, hand-signals, scouting, setting safety * packing for a hike in-trip

Upcoming Classes

Cancelation Policy

If you must cancel your booking, please notify us as soon as possible. Please phone first, but we also need a written email notice containing the current date, the date and name of the booking you are cancelling, and your name and (electronic) signature. Cancellation notices received: -30 days or more before your class or course are eligible for a full refund. -8 to 29 days before your class, 50% refund of your deposit or transfer/deferral of your deposit in full to a different class. -7 days or less before a class or course will not be refunded, but the class or course deposit may be transferred towards a future class or course. -No shows will not be eligible for a refund or transfer.

Contact Details

  • Selma, Oregon, USA


  • Gasquet, CA, USA


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