Download A Floater’s Guide to the Rivers of the Yaqui Watershed: by Neil Nikirk,Lacey Anderson,Mike Huckaby 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 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 moving into. It comprises images, maps, riverdescriptions, and a mile by way of mile consultant determining the approximatelocations of rapids, power 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, top 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 comprises tales of descending theserivers by means of others that experience observed the writer in his exploration ofthis interesting and lovely region.

While no longer formally a part of the Copper Canyon process, 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 finally 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 full of rapids shaped by way of significant boulders and bedrock ledges. a few sections are for specialists merely and will require portages. The rapids diversity from tight, technical type II and III rock gardens, to mini-gorges with type III and IV water; broad open type III's with enormous waves and whirlpools to thundering type V (or more). There actually is anything for everybody. good, now not everyone... It takes a distinct breed of boater to get pleasure from losing into this no-man's land of northern Mexico to move boating! So purchase the e-book, benefit from the tales, and use the data to get in the market and adventure the rivers of the Yaqui watershed for your self. larger but, subscribe to the writer on certainly one of his expeditions.

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