In August 2010 Alan Dixon and I set out to traverse the Talkeetna Range in central Alaska on a 120 mile route that involved about 40 miles of hiking and 80 miles of river travel on two separate rivers, the Talkeetna River and the Susitna River.
It's trite to say that Alaska is big and wild, but after several trips there I can say that it is a unique treasure - magnificently wet, wild, cold, scary, lonely and unpredictable. Many thanks to Roman Dial for advice in selecting a good route.
Our hope was to find a route that provided a moderate challenge at packrafting, and maybe a little more challenge in hiking and route finding. We are both reasonably experienced in whitewater travel, but far more experienced on foot.
This route is highly recommended for anyone who wants a taste of wild Alaska. We'll post maps and other info in the future. In the meantime, here's a video we put together after our trip.