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Exploring the Wilderness by Portable Boat

Molly Absolon


Don’t Be Left Up a River… Without a Packraft

Packrafts are lightweight, inflatable boats that can be carried in a backpack, on a bicycle or in a duffel bag. These compact, tough personal watercrafts are used to float rivers, run rapids, cross lakes, and even drop waterfalls, often as part of a broader wilderness expedition that includes backpacking. Packrafting is rapidly gaining in popularity, with increasingly varied options for gear, ranging by size, cost, and function. With the number of guided packrafting trips on the rise, this is the perfect book for the beginner interested in the up-and-coming sport. « less more »

Globe Pequot Press / Falcon Guides
Pages: 256Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4930-2747-7 • Paperback • May 2017 • $24.95 • (£15.95)
978-1-4930-2748-4 • eBook • May 2017 • $23.99 • (£15.95) (coming soon)
Molly Absolon has written 10 titles for the Backpacker Magazine Outdoor Skills Series (Falcon). She is also the author of the Basic Illustrated Winter Camping and the forthcoming Basic Illustrated Alpine Ski Touring. Molly spent years working as an outdoor educator for the National Outdoor Leadership School and her experience teaching beginners technical skills translates on the page into easy-to-read and follow instructions. Molly is a packrafter who has found that her 5-pound boat has transformed the way she looks at a map and explores the backcountry. She lives in Victor, Idaho, with her husband and daughter.