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Peru, the Rio Marañon. Days 26-27, 10/24-25/15

Day 26 The very low-gradient (flat) Cumba Valley continues, but in our case, Zacarias had volunteered (or been directed?) to row our boat. And, Karl was rowing the cataraft for CJ. At Corral Quemado, the guys went up to the roadside food stands … Continue reading

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Peru, the Rio Marañon. Day 9, Wasson’s Landslide Rapid

Wasson’s Landslide Rapid! I’m starting this post with all the movie footage I shot of our  run through Wasson’s Landslide Rapid (excepting the sections we lined, where I shot none of the action). Then, I’ll present Wasson’s in more detailed fashion: … Continue reading

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Peru, the Rio Marañon. Day 6, 10/4/15

We enter the Inner Gorge! From camp, we floated the short distance down to Puente Jitaraxan, and, according to plan, Pedro soon showed up in a taxi. We assembled the cataraft and said goodbye to Marion and Luis. Now, our loads were … Continue reading

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Peru, the Rio Marañon. The Drive to the River and Day 1 – 9/28 & 29, 2015

We traveled to Peru for the purpose of running the Rio Marañon. I briefly alluded to the reasons for our choice of this river in the Introduction to this series, but it is worth restating. This river is the primary source of … Continue reading

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