Pack rafting - Where to Begin?
So, I've backpacked for years, and obviously I'll never stop, but I'm now torn. I know for certain that I want to start pack rafting. I live in Oregon, and I've rafted for years, but never with more remote ambitions. Now, I'm trying to decide what boat is right!
What pack raft is your favorite, and for what reasons???
The predicament I'm in is that I want to bring my pack raft with me on my mountain excursions for the sake of photography in high alpine lakes. Yes, a little Niche, but I visit them often enough that it's time to finally capitalize on the opportunity. For this reason, a much smaller raft (Alpaca Raft Scout or Classic, Kokopeli Rogue Lite) has a lot of allure. On the flip side, I love white water. I would ideally be getting a boat that can handle up to class III rapids.
Which boat would scratch all my itches? As light as possible while still holding its own on some lower grade rapids. Lay into me here, I really don't know what I'm talking about, and I'm really eager and in need of advice!