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 book is an try to consolidate what little details 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 stepping into. It contains images, maps, riverdescriptions, and a mile by way of mile consultant deciding on the approximatelocations of rapids, capability camps, and attainable water assets. Muchof this data comes from the author's personal exploration of thisdrainage, having accomplished cataraft descents of the higher Rio Bavispe,Rio Verde, higher Rio Sirupa, Rio Mulatos (three times), Rio Tutuaca,upper Rio Aros, and reduce Rio Aros/Rio Yaqui (five occasions) and the RioSahuaripa (first descent). It additionally includes tales of descending theserivers via others that experience observed the writer in his exploration ofthis interesting and lovely region.

While now not formally a part of the Copper Canyon procedure, the headwaters of the Rio Yaqui are very close to the headwaters of different rivers that circulation 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 nation 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 choked with rapids shaped via significant boulders and bedrock ledges. a few sections are for specialists merely and should require portages. The rapids variety from tight, technical category II and III rock gardens, to mini-gorges with classification III and IV water; large open classification III's with vast waves and whirlpools to thundering type V (or more). There really is whatever for everybody. good, no longer everyone... It takes a different breed of boater to get pleasure from shedding into this no-man's land of northern Mexico to move boating! So purchase the ebook, benefit from the tales, and use the data to get in the market and event the rivers of the Yaqui watershed for your self. greater but, subscribe to the writer on one among his expeditions.

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