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Packrafters learn safety, swimming techniques at swiftwater rescue course

 

May 12, 2022

Photo courtesy of Luc Mehl.

Nathan Mohan paddles into an eddy below the first rapids on the Chilkoot River during a three-day Swiftwater Safety Institute course. Twelve packrafters attended the river safety course, which spanned three days and was held on the Klehini River, Chilkoot Lake and Chilkoot River.

Twelve packrafters attended a swiftwater rescue course on local rivers this weekend, instructed by paddlers Luc Mehl and Jon Strahl.

The group spent a day on the Klehini River at 26 Mile and two days on Chilkoot Lake and the Chilkoot River. They...



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