Peru, the Rio Marañon. Day 16, 10/14/15


Day 16 started off sunny and bright.

 Zacarias

Zacarias

Downstream view, with the flat-topped Cerro Callejon to the right.

Downstream view, with the flat-topped Cerro Callejon to the right.

Portal, upstream view

Portal, upstream view

Downstream view

Downstream view of the Cerro El Muerto (the low hill) , with the Cerro El Paste behind

Downstream view

Downstream view

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On river-right, the Hacienda Chuquiten, at the mouth of the Rio Chon Chon. As can be seen, the motors on these boats have long drive shafts for running in shallow water.

CJ ran gently into a limestone wall - and her tube exploded!

CJ ran gently into a limestone wall – and her tube exploded! The tube was tied up to the frame and on we went.

7. RioCrisnejas Oct142015_9006

The Rio Crisnejas enters from the west

8. TiltedCurvingStrata Oct142015_9007

Tilted curving strata

The Muro Poso waterfall, at approx. K. 284

The Muro Poso waterfall descends a sandstone cliff, at approx. K. 284

14. MuroPosoJacarandaBlossoms Oct142015_9017

The Muro Poso waterfall and jacaranda blossoms

15. MuroPosoBase Oct142015_9015

At the base of the falls

16. FloweringTreesKarl Oct142015_9018

Blooming trees

17. Cliff Oct142015_9020

Big cliff

18. Q.HuayoFishTraps Oct142015_9021

Quebrada Huayo fish traps

19. Q.HuayoCJ Oct142015_9026

Quebrada Huayo. CJ and Kim in the three-quarters boat.

20. Q.HuayoHoodoos Oct142015_9027

Hoodoos, opposite the mouth of Quebrada Huayo

This first attempt at swimming horses and mules to the left side of the river failed. But they eventually succeeded.

At Q. Huayo, this first attempt at swimming horses and mules to the left side of the river failed. But they eventually succeeded.

Then they swam bulls across

Then they swam bulls across. The guy in front digs in with a large-bladed paddle.

Tree and cliff

Tree and cliff

Downstream view

Downstream view of Cerro Mito

Britt and a big wall

Britt drifts alongside a big wall

 Downstream view of Cerro Mataca Chica, 13,000'

Downstream view of Cerro Mataca Chica, 13,000′

Eroded hill ()volcanic tuff) and view of the left lower side of Downstream view of Cerro Mataca Chica, 13,000'

Eroded hill (volcanic tuff? ) and view of Cerro Campanario

Looking up the frontside of Cerro Mataca Chica, which is a huge inclined limestone slab

Looking up the frontside of Cerro Mataca Chica (13,000′), which is a huge inclined limestone slab

Just past the above, we arrived at Camp #16, on river-left. Located at Quebrada Congrejo, and hidden behind a barrier of cane, was the good-sized farm of Don Felipe. Pedro had made friends with this gentleman, and we were invited to sleep under his mango trees. Photos of his farm will be seen in the following post:

https://believesteve.org/2015/12/25/peru-the-rio-maranon-day-17-101415/

 

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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