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Peru, the Rio Marañon. Day 24, 10/22/15

This was a short day, with time to visit a series of pools above camp. Tomorrow we would arrive at Puerto Malleta, as the Grand Canyon of the Rio Marañon ended: https://believesteve.org/2015/12/31/peru-the-rio-maranon-day-25-102315/

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Peru, the Rio Marañon. Day 8, 10/6/15

We began Day 8 by running Hot Springs Rapid, followed by Cajas Rapid. We stopped at a small farm on river right, which was unattended at the time. Equipped with only a small lean-to, the farm was probably an outlier of … Continue reading

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Peru, the Rio Marañon. Day 7, 10/5/15

Day 7 started with Cañas Rapid (Class III), after which we arrived at the broad and open valley of Huchus. Here, we observed construction under way of a bridge, which bridge is intended to support the building of Rupac dam. While on the subject of … 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. 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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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. Day 2, 9/30/15

We camped upstream of the Yesojirca Narrows on the first night of our trip (not counting our camp the night before at the gravel pit). It had rained that night and was still raining and cool in the morning. We had been told … Continue reading

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