Day 16 started off sunny and bright.
Downstream view, with the flat-topped Cerro Callejon to the right.
Portal, upstream view
Downstream view of the Cerro El Muerto (the low hill) , with the Cerro El Paste behind
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! The tube was tied up to the frame and on we went.
The Rio Crisnejas enters from the west
Tilted curving strata
The Muro Poso waterfall descends a sandstone cliff, at approx. K. 284
The Muro Poso waterfall and jacaranda blossoms
At the base of the falls
Quebrada Huayo fish traps
Quebrada Huayo. CJ and Kim in the three-quarters boat.
Hoodoos, opposite the mouth of Quebrada Huayo
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. The guy in front digs in with a large-bladed paddle.
Tree and cliff
Downstream view of Cerro Mito
Britt drifts alongside a big wall
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 (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: