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A Floater’s Guide to the Rivers of the Yaqui Watershed: - download pdf or read online

By Neil Nikirk,Lacey Anderson,Mike Huckaby

simply south of the US/Mexico border (Arizona) lies an expansive and bold watershed that provides numerous rivers to be run - the watershed of the Rio Yaqui. This ebook is an try to consolidate what little info thereis on boating the rivers of the Yaqui drainage in order that different adventurous boaters can event the fun of exploration yet nonetheless have someidea of what they're entering into. It comprises pictures, maps, riverdescriptions, and a mile by way of mile consultant deciding upon the approximatelocations of rapids, capability camps, and attainable water resources. Muchof this knowledge comes from the author's personal exploration of thisdrainage, having accomplished cataraft descents of the higher Rio Bavispe,Rio Verde, top Rio Sirupa, Rio Mulatos (three times), Rio Tutuaca,upper Rio Aros, and decrease Rio Aros/Rio Yaqui (five occasions) and the RioSahuaripa (first descent). It additionally comprises tales of descending theserivers by means of others that experience followed the writer in his exploration ofthis attention-grabbing and gorgeous region.

While no longer formally a part of the Copper Canyon approach, the headwaters of the Rio Yaqui are very close to the headwaters of different rivers that stream via Copper Canyon. rather than flowing south via Copper Canyon, the Yaqui drains the realm north of Copper Canyon, flowing via a maze of canyons that twist and switch in each path to ultimately input the ocean of Cortez south of Ciudad Obregon within the kingdom of Sonora.

The canyons and rivers that run via them within the Yaqui drainage are like not anything else the writer has run within the usa. The boatable river sections variety from mellow floats to canyons jam-packed with rapids shaped through large boulders and bedrock ledges. a few sections are for specialists simply and will require portages. The rapids variety from tight, technical category II and III rock gardens, to mini-gorges with category III and IV water; huge open classification III's with significant waves and whirlpools to thundering classification V (or more). There really is anything for everybody. good, now not everyone... It takes a different breed of boater to take pleasure in losing into this no-man's land of northern Mexico to head boating! So purchase the ebook, benefit from the tales, and use the knowledge to get available in the market and event the rivers of the Yaqui watershed for your self. larger but, subscribe to the writer on one in every of his expeditions.

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