Photo of the Day: Pack-Raft Alaska

Kyle Bock snagged this shot on the banks of the Chitina River in Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska. The red boat, a packraft made by Alpacka, is a solo vessel that can handle deep wilderness paddles, flat lakes and whitewater — and it packs small enough to fit in the bottom of a backpack for transport when the water runs out. (See GearJunkie’s pack raft review article.) Makes us want to get in and paddle away. . .

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.