Packrafting and hiking across Kodiak Island, AK

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Packrafting and hiking across Kodiak Island, AK

Postby Philip.AK » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:22 pm

To break in my Flight pack I took it on a 3-day, 45-mile packrafting and hiking trip from the village of Port Lions back to the city of Kodiak. I took the mail plane to Port Lions to avoid westerly winds forecasted for Kizhuyak Bay (which never really materialized). I paddled down the east shore of Kizhuyak to the KEA Terror Lake hydroelectric project service road. I walked up the haul road until it entered the alpine at which point I left the road and traveled south cross-country along the ridge to the Widgeon Bowl, eponymous for the Grumman Widgeon wrecked there. I then continued over the southern flank of Crown Mountain and the 3 subsequent ridges until finally descending into Bell Flats on the 3rd day. Kodiak has some lovely high country and it is possible to do longer trips that avoid brush if you plan well.

See the video of the trip here: Packrafting and Hiking from Port Lions to Kodiak

And the map from the video:

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Re: Packrafting and hiking across Kodiak Island, AK

Postby ktimm » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:56 am

Terrific country ... you have me wanting to visit Kodiak for sure .


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Re: Packrafting and hiking across Kodiak Island, AK

Postby reaper » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:26 am

Awesome video,such a beautiful place.

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