By Neil Nikirk,Lacey Anderson,Mike Huckaby

simply south of the US/Mexico border (Arizona) lies an expansive and bold watershed that provides a number of 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 comprises images, maps, riverdescriptions, and a mile through mile consultant determining 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, top 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 includes tales of descending theserivers by way of others that experience observed the writer in his exploration ofthis attention-grabbing and lovely region.

While no longer formally a part of the Copper Canyon procedure, 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 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 diversity from mellow floats to canyons choked with rapids shaped through massive boulders and bedrock ledges. a few sections are for specialists in simple terms and should require portages. The rapids variety from tight, technical type II and III rock gardens, to mini-gorges with type III and IV water; huge open classification III's with enormous waves and whirlpools to thundering type V (or more). There really is whatever for everybody. good, no longer everyone... It takes a distinct breed of boater to take pleasure in shedding into this no-man's land of northern Mexico to head boating! So purchase the publication, benefit from the tales, and use the data to get in the market and adventure the rivers of the Yaqui watershed for your self. higher but, sign up for the writer on considered one of his expeditions.

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