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Costa Rica – 1983, ’87 and ’90

Costa Rica – 1983, ’87 and ’90. Costa Rica … what a great country! As raft company owners, we were invited to take advantage of an offer being made by an American-owned company that had been established in Costa Rica – … Continue reading

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Peru, Moyobamba 11/2-3/15

Moyobamba (#7 on map below), at an elevation of 2877′, is called the Orchid Capital of Peru, and Waqanki Orchid Gardens is the place to go when there. Waqanki also has hummingbird feeders and hummingbirds. As though by design, Waqanki is … Continue reading

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Peru, the Catarata de Gocta (Gocta waterfall), 10/29-11/1/2015

We had just finished a 29-day raft trip on the Rio Marañon, followed by a day and a half of gear clean-up. Having anticipated that we would be ready for a change after the conclusion of our raft trip, we had … Continue reading

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Peru, the Rio Marañon. Day 5, 10/3/15

Shapalmonte Rapid (Class IV), at K. 82, was the big event of Day #5, which also included an encounter with a large dam survey operation and our arrival at the road that descends the Rio Huaycrachuco from the east, and then follows the … Continue reading

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