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 numerous 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 adventure the joys of exploration yet nonetheless have someidea of what they're stepping into. It contains pictures, maps, riverdescriptions, and a mile by means of mile consultant opting for the approximatelocations of rapids, power camps, and attainable water assets. 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 comprises tales of descending theserivers via 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 different 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 course 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 variety from mellow floats to canyons full of rapids shaped by means of enormous boulders and bedrock ledges. a few sections are for specialists in simple terms and should require portages. The rapids variety from tight, technical classification II and III rock gardens, to mini-gorges with classification III and IV water; extensive open classification III's with sizeable waves and whirlpools to thundering type V (or more). There actually is whatever for everybody. good, no longer everyone... It takes a distinct breed of boater to take pleasure in 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 available in the market and event the rivers of the Yaqui watershed for your self. greater but, subscribe to the writer on one in all his expeditions.

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