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Peru, the Rio Marañon. Day 28, 10/26/15

We arrive at the Awajun village of Tutumberos, at K. 613 of our trip. This part of the Amazonian rain forest and Rio Marañon is the land of the Awajun tribe, of which Zacarias is a member. He is also an official … Continue reading

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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 17, 10/15/15

Camp #17, at Don Felipe’s farm, Quebrada Congrejo Zacarias, ever thoughtful, carried my overly-heavy river bag to our camping spot under Don Felipe’s mango trees. But we had dinner at the beach, where Pedro cooked a Peruvian classic – Lomo saltado. … Continue reading

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Peru, the Rio Marañon. Days 14 – 15, 10/12 – 13/15

We had no whitewater on Day 14 but grand scenery, as always. The canyon narrowed again, with walls of folded limestone. A lay-over means you stay at a camp for more than one night. For my part, I lay around for two days … 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. Days 3 & 4, 10/1 & 2/15

Day #3 Camp #2 was on a gravel bar below the confluence with the Rio Yanomayo, which entered from the west. At this point, K. 40 of the trip,  we were still close to the peaks of the Cordillera Blanca. We … 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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