Download e-book for iPad: 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 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 comprises photographs, maps, riverdescriptions, and a mile through mile consultant picking the approximatelocations of rapids, capability camps, and attainable water assets. 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 occasions) and the RioSahuaripa (first descent). It additionally includes tales of descending theserivers through others that experience followed 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 alternative rivers that circulate 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 diversity from mellow floats to canyons full of rapids shaped through colossal boulders and bedrock ledges. a few sections are for specialists in basic terms and will require portages. The rapids diversity from tight, technical category II and III rock gardens, to mini-gorges with type III and IV water; vast open type III's with massive waves and whirlpools to thundering classification V (or more). There really is whatever for everybody. good, no longer everyone... It takes a unique breed of boater to get pleasure from shedding 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, sign up for the writer on one in every of his expeditions.

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