Peru, the Rio Marañon. Day 22, 10/20/15


Sunrise on a rocky peak downstream of Camp #21

Sunrise on a rocky peak downstream of Camp #21

Downstream view

Downstream view

Zacarias, in the inflatable kayak

Zacarias, in the inflatable kayak

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The river makes a hard turn to the left at Hoodoos Rapid (III)

Fluted boulder

Spectacular sculpted boulder

Barba and CJ, at K. 410

Barba and CJ, at K. 410

Mountain and clouds, in the vicinity of Tupén Grande

Mountain and clouds, in the vicinity of Tupén Grande

At the town of Tupén Grande

The beach at Tupén Grande

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The town of Tupén Grande (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

Ducks, Tupen Grande

Ducks, Tupén Grande (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

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School girls (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

Tupén Grande (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

Tupén Grande. Right to left: CJ, Nate, Kym (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

Tupén Grande (Kathy Hammerlee Miller)

At the mouth of the creek, with the kids of Tupén Grande

Tupén rapids

Tupén Class III rapids

Zacarias at spring

Zacarias, at spring

CJ, in Shingate Rapid (III-IV)

CJ, in a currently unidentified rapid

Point of sculpted and polished rock

Point of sculpted and polished rock

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CJ, in currently unidentified rapid (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

On river left, at approximately K. 421, is a marvelously sculpted expanse of gneiss and granite rocks. It reminds me of a place in the Grand Canyon called the Doll's House. So, I'm calling these rocks the Marañon Doll's House.

On river left, at approximately K. 421, is a marvelously sculpted expanse of gneiss and granite rocks. It reminds me of a place in the Grand Canyon called the Doll’s House. So, I’m calling these rocks the Marañon Doll’s House.

Marañon Doll's House

Marañon Doll’s House

Marañon Doll's House

Marañon Doll’s House

Marañon Doll's House

Marañon Doll’s House

Marañon Doll's House

Marañon Doll’s House, gneiss

Marañon Doll's House

Marañon Doll’s House, the lower chamber

Marañon Doll's House

Marañon Doll’s House

Marañon Doll's House

Marañon Doll’s House, the upper chamber

Marañon Doll's House

Marañon Doll’s House

Marañon Doll's House

Marañon Doll’s House

Approaching San Lucas

Approaching San Lucas,. CJ

San Lucas palm trees

San Lucas palm trees

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Busting through the wave, with water flying. San Lucas Rapid (III-IV). On shore, Nate carries his kayak back up (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo).

Going down the backside of the wave (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

Going down the backside of a wave (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

Barba, Britt and CJ, in San Lucas Rapid

Barba, Britt and CJ, in San Lucas Rapid

CJ. Pedro taking pix with the Nikon D80 I gave him.

CJ. Pedro is clicking away with the Nikon D80 I gave him.

Britt, Kym and Artie

Britt, Kym and Artie

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Bearing down on Pedro (Kathy Hammerlee Miller photo)

Camp #22 was on river right, at K. 428, next to a sculpted cliff. There was a burro skeleton in the eddy.

The sculpted cliff, at Camp #22

The river-sculpted cliff, at Camp #22, with vulture droppings on the rock

Here is the link to the following post:

https://believesteve.org/2015/12/29/peru-the-rio-maranon-day-23-102115/

 

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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