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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, 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 18, 10/16/15

Our last night’s camp, #17, was in a backwater on a mostly muddy beach, to the upstream side of the Rio Llanten. Late in the morning, we arrive at Samosierra Rapid, Class III-IV, at K. 320. Like some rapids upstream … Continue reading

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Peru, the Rio Marañon. Day 10, Llamara Rapid

Early on Day 10 we ran Llamara Rapid, a beautiful Class V- rapid in a granite gorge, reminding me of rapids in the Sierra Nevada of California. It consisted of an upper Class IV section, a Class V drop and … 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 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 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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