January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p17
The article classifies rivers in Alaska. The difficulty ratings are generally for average conditions. They do not take into consideration travel on rivers during the worst times. Also, they do not take into consideration the remoteness and coldness of some rivers. As a rule of thumb, many people rate Alaskan rivers an extra class higher in difficulty in order to factor in the coldness and remoteness of the river. Unless a river is accessible by road, it should be considered remote. In addition, there are rivers with no technical difficulties. And, there are easy rivers that traverse outstanding scenery and primitive wildlands.


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