The micro adventure (first packraft)
I went on a dayhike yesterday. I shouldered my raft (alpackaraft/yukon yak) and hiked up my home mountain, Schneeberg to reach the Höllental on the other side. Thats the gorge which separates Schneeberg from Rax. The river is called Schwarza. It has a good mixture of whitewater which is not too strong that time of the year and nice slow flowing parts which are perfect to learn how to manoeuvre the raft.It is actually kind of simple. I was surprised how easy to handle it was. So I decided to go downstream a litte bit further than I first planned. I passed several whitewater sections and was happy to have the spraydeck attached to the boat. My backpack and shoes in front got wet but I stored all electronics and spare clothing waterproof on the inside of the pack. I saw that the upcomming section might be to narrow for floating through so I landed on this bank of gravel, ate lunch, dried the raft and packed it all up again to hike back where I came from. Really looking forward to include the raft in multiple day hikes in the future.