Dates: July 6-7, 2019
Meets: Sa and Su from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
There are 4 openings remaining at this time.
This two-day course is designed for packrafters looking to paddle on more demanding rivers and
competently plan and execute longer trips in sidecountry or wilderness settings.
The first day will begin with a short classroom session to introduce some packrafting concepts
and planning ideas. Day 1 finishes with campsite selection and a riverside overnight camping. Day 2 is
spent working on navigation and rescue skills; throughout both days the course covers Leave No Trace
The venue for this course is a great example for some of the most common Montana rivers and creeks
encountered on packraft trips. The Middle Fork of the Flathead River is the quintessential medium
volume glacial river which is fast, cold, and rocky. Boating on the Flathead is great training grounds for
perfecting river maneuvers, ferries, hitting wave trains and avoiding holes.
This course includes an in-depth look at topics including: Leave No Trace, Equipment, Outfitting &
Rigging Your Packrafting, Principles of River Safety and Self Rescue, Reading Whitewater, Responsibilities
and Techniques of River Running, and Multi-Day Trip Planning and Side Country Considerations. In
addition to learning fundamental skills, we focus on the importance of good decision-making, personal
judgment and group responsibility.
Prerequisites: Completion of Level 1 Essentials of Packrafting, or equivalent experience.
Classes meet at Great Northern Whitewater Rafting and Resort in West Glacier.
|Course Fee (Basic)||TUITION||$ 380.00|
|Course Fee (Alternate)||SENIOR||$ 375.00|
|Mandatory Fee||CEC||$ 5.00|
|07/06/2019||Saturday||9 AM to 5 PM ||Off Campus W Glacier |
|07/07/2019||Sunday||9 AM to 5 PM ||Off Campus W Glacier |