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 gives various rivers to be run - the watershed of the Rio Yaqui. This book is an try and consolidate what little details thereis on boating the rivers of the Yaqui drainage in order that different adventurous boaters can adventure the fun of exploration yet nonetheless have someidea of what they're moving into. It contains pictures, maps, riverdescriptions, and a mile by way of mile advisor choosing the approximatelocations of rapids, capability 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, 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 includes tales of descending theserivers via others that experience followed the writer in his exploration ofthis attention-grabbing and gorgeous 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 alternative rivers that movement 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 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 choked with rapids shaped through tremendous boulders and bedrock ledges. a few sections are for specialists in simple terms and should require portages. The rapids diversity from tight, technical category II and III rock gardens, to mini-gorges with category III and IV water; vast open type III's with vast waves and whirlpools to thundering classification V (or more). There actually is whatever for everybody. good, no longer everyone... It takes a unique breed of boater to take pleasure in shedding into this no-man's land of northern Mexico to head boating! So purchase the ebook, benefit from the tales, and use the knowledge to get in the market and event the rivers of the Yaqui watershed for your self. larger but, subscribe to the writer on one in every of his expeditions.

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