Packrafting as a concept has been around for a while, but thanks to new advances in equipment, the sport has just recently caught fire. Having a lightweight, compact watercraft that you can roll up and pack with you, weighing about the same as a small tent, is an absolute game changer. Packrafts open up whole new possibilities to hikers by making rivers traversable and by being able to travel further distances, faster. No more searching up and down river for better crossings, or praying to the river gods that the CFS will drop low enough for your planned route. Beyond blowing route options through the roof, they also rock in whitewater, adding a whole extra element of fun to treks. Fish, surf at the beach, take your kids for a float, whitewater raft, lazy drift over a lake, the list goes on and on.
Here are a few links to others who share the love of the packraft. Join the crew - get on the water!