Neil Nikirk,Lacey Anderson,Mike Huckaby's A Floater’s Guide to the Rivers of the Yaqui Watershed: PDF

By Neil Nikirk,Lacey Anderson,Mike Huckaby

simply south of the US/Mexico border (Arizona) lies an expansive and ambitious watershed that provides various rivers to be run - the watershed of the Rio Yaqui. This ebook 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 joys of exploration yet nonetheless have someidea of what they're moving into. It contains photographs, maps, riverdescriptions, and a mile by means of mile consultant selecting the approximatelocations of rapids, capability camps, and attainable water resources. 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 instances) and the RioSahuaripa (first descent). It additionally includes tales of descending theserivers by way of others that experience observed the writer in his exploration ofthis attention-grabbing and lovely region.

While now not formally a part of the Copper Canyon approach, the headwaters of the Rio Yaqui are very close to the headwaters of different rivers that move via Copper Canyon. rather than flowing south via Copper Canyon, the Yaqui drains the world 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 diversity from mellow floats to canyons choked with rapids shaped through big boulders and bedrock ledges. a few sections are for specialists merely and should require portages. The rapids diversity from tight, technical classification II and III rock gardens, to mini-gorges with classification III and IV water; broad open type III's with tremendous waves and whirlpools to thundering classification V (or more). There actually is whatever for everybody. good, now not everyone... It takes a unique 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 available in the market and event the rivers of the Yaqui watershed for your self. larger but, sign up for the writer on considered one of his expeditions.

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