Peru, the Rio Marañon. Day 21, 10/19/15


Family on trail, above our campsite

Family on trail, across from our campsite

Mesa-topped mountain

Mesa-topped mountain, to the west

Blavk vultures

Black vultures

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Side canyon

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Ridgetop ruins, on river-left, above Playa El Cura

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The Rio Illabamba enters on river-right, opposite Playa El Cura

Creek at Playa El Cura

Creek at Playa El Cura, entering from the left

Playa Cura Rapid (III)

Playa Cura Rapid (III)

Playa Cura Rapid (III)

Playa Cura Rapid (III)

Playa Cura Rapid (III)

Playa Cura Rapid (III)

Sculpted rock

Sculpted rock

Polished rock

Polished rock

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El Choclon Rapid, III-IV (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo). Is Kathy a little worried?

 El Choclon Rapid, III-IV (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

El Choclon Rapid, III-IV (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

 El Choclon Rapid, III-IV (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

El Choclon Rapid, III-IV (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

 El Choclon Rapid, III-IV (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

El Choclon Rapid, III-IV (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

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We see our first coconut palms, at the town of Santa Rosa, K. 397

Zacarias, in the inflatable kayak, at Santa Rosa Rapid (III+)

Karl, in his packraft, and Zacarias, in the inflatable kayak, at Santa Rosa Rapid (III+)

Barba surfing at Santa Rosa Rapid

Barba, surfing at Santa Rosa Rapid

Barba, surfing at Santa Rosa Rapid

Barba, surfing at Santa Rosa Rapid

Barba, surfing at Santa Rosa Rapid

Barba, surfing at Santa Rosa Rapid

Rio de Las Yangas, by Santa Rosa

Rio de Las Yangas enters from the left, at Santa Rosa

Rio de Las Yangas, by Santa Rosa

Rio de Las Yangas, at Santa Rosa

We floated past  K. 400 to Camp #21, on a beach opposite the town of Mendan. Pedro then took his computer and kayaked across to town, to show his movie to whichever residents he could scare up.

As reported by CJ, someone fired a rifle across the river in our direction that night. I was asleep and didn’t hear it.

Camp #21, opposite the town of Mendan. The cablecar is known as an "oroya", in Spanish. Photo by Britt Runyon

Camp #21, opposite the town of Mendan. The cablecar is known as an “oroya”, in Spanish. Photo by Britt Runyon

Here is the link to the next post:

https://believesteve.org/2015/12/28/peru-the-rio-maranon-day-22-102015/

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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