A how-to & inspirational Bikerafting & Packrafting Podcast for beginner adventurers

In our new, A Beginner’s Guide to Bikerafting & Packrafting podcast, we’ll talk with our head guides and other experts in the industry about their suggestions for getting into bikerafting and packrafting, plus their gear recommendations and personal stories of learning to packraft and bikeraft. We’ll also share fireside chats and adventure stories. Anything goes in this catch all podcast. So if you have thoughts, suggestions or comments, email us! You can find us on Podbean, and we will be on Apple Podcasts and Spotify soon. Check out the show notes and transcriptions of our bikerafting & packrafting podcasts on our blog

In the third episode of our Podcast, A Beginner’s Guide to Packrafting, Four Corners Guides owner Lizzy Scully talks with renown Packraft Instructor Jule Harle. A long-time kayaker and packrafter and owner of Alaska Packraft School, Jule has been instrumental in legitimizing packrafting as a sport through her work as a guide and her work with others to get the American Canoe Association packrafting curriculum in place to accredit packrafting guides across the country. She volunteers with the Alaska Chapter of the American Packrafitng Association, and she was this year’s Golden Paddle winner. Jule is coming to the Four Corners June 15-17 to teach a women’s packrafting clinic for beginner/intermediate boaters.

Check out our blog post for details!

In the second episode of our A Beginner’s Guide to Packrafting Podcast (& occasional YouTube video) Series, Tony Miely talks whitewater packrafting gear. While he doesn’t review the full spectrum of boats, paddles and helmets available (that would take hours!), he offers an overview of the gear people need to get started with whitewater boating. And he makes a few solid, high-quality brand suggestions. Tony is one of the long-time owners of 4Corners Riversports, the premier boating store in SW Colorado. He is also an accomplished Class V kayaker and all-around nice guy!

In the first episode of A Beginner’s Guide to Packrafting, FCG owner Lizzy Scully interviews Head Guide Steve “Doom” Fassbinder about his packrafting history, his tips for beginners, how Doom got into packrafting and the process he went through as he became an experienced packrafter. He also talks about his gear kit and gear he recommends for beginners, along with the important of swiftwater safety courses (certification or non-certification). He emphasizes the importance of honesty and communication when paddling with others, the importance of seeking guidance and training from experienced paddlers. And he offers advice on how to choose appropriate rivers and trips based on skill level. Finally, he and Lizzy discuss the importance of having fun and enjoying the packrafting experien

packraft podcast: Steve Fassbinder, Day 1 - King Salt - A circumnavigation of The Great Salt Lake, Utah. Photo by Andrew Burr.