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Kayaks runneth over; which one to bring?
Posted by Luckee on Mar 29 2005
I'm headed for King Salmon, Brooks Camp, and the Alagnak in July.  Originally I was planning to bring two kayaks all the way from California: a foldable sea kayak for getting around the big water on Naknek River and the potentially evil weather on Naknek lake, and then an inflatable for handling the upper Alagnak.

But jeez that's a lot of weight, at least 80 pounds for both boats.  Combined with my gear, that'll put me in the extra bag/huge hassle at the airport level, so at the moment I'm agonizing over maybe just picking one boat.  

If I went with the sea kayak, then I'd float the Nonvianuk to Alagnak instead of Kukalek Lake.  If I went with the inflatable, my plans would require me to kill four whole days at Brooks camp with no boat of my own (probably no sharp stick in the eye, but paddling out to Idavain Creek or Bay of Islands was the original plan).

What would you do?  Any insights to help a guy in a serious state of indecision?  I hate to let planning get in my head like this, but it always does :)

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