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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 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. 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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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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Peru – Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca, Part 3

We left Huaraz with our trekking guide, Felipe Chauca Torre, and drove downstream along the Rio Santa to the town of Yungay, where we turned east and began our ascent into the mountains. After a considerable climb, we entered the park. … Continue reading

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Peru – Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca, Part 1

At the cost of 260,000 American Airlines Advantage miles, Kathy and I flew Business Class to Lima. We stayed one night in a cheap hotel in Lima, and got a bus to Huaraz the next day. We purchased the more expensive reclining seats … Continue reading

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