Download e-book for kindle: A Floater’s Guide to the Rivers of the Yaqui Watershed: by Neil Nikirk,Lacey Anderson,Mike Huckaby

By Neil Nikirk,Lacey Anderson,Mike Huckaby

simply south of the US/Mexico border (Arizona) lies an expansive and bold watershed that gives quite a few rivers to be run - the watershed of the Rio Yaqui. This publication is an try and consolidate what little info 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 entering into. It contains photographs, maps, riverdescriptions, and a mile via mile advisor settling on 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, higher Rio Sirupa, Rio Mulatos (three times), Rio Tutuaca,upper Rio Aros, and decrease Rio Aros/Rio Yaqui (five instances) and the RioSahuaripa (first descent). It additionally comprises tales of descending theserivers by way of others that experience observed the writer in his exploration ofthis interesting and gorgeous region.

While now not formally a part of the Copper Canyon process, the headwaters of the Rio Yaqui are very close to the headwaters of alternative rivers that circulation 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 packed with rapids shaped by means of monstrous boulders and bedrock ledges. a few sections are for specialists in basic terms 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; extensive open classification III's with colossal waves and whirlpools to thundering category V (or more). There actually is whatever for everybody. good, now not everyone... It takes a different breed of boater to get pleasure from losing into this no-man's land of northern Mexico to head boating! So purchase the booklet, benefit from the tales, and use the knowledge to get in the market and adventure the rivers of the Yaqui watershed for your self. higher but, subscribe to the writer on certainly one of his expeditions.

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