Rio Marañon #9: The Jungle and Tutumberos

Rio Marañon #9: The Jungle and Tutumberos

January 1, 2016 was our last day in the Grand Canyon of the Marañon. The original plan was to take out at Puerta Malleta, which we reached by mid-day, but we were three days early because of the high water levels. So we got…

Rio Marañon #8: Pools and Waterfalls

Rio Marañon #8: Pools and Waterfalls

The river was coming up again. The morning we left Tupén Grande the water had begun to inundate the low area on the inland side of the beach. We launched our boats and floated 10 kilometers in 28 minutes! Logs and even fairly good…

Rio Marañon #7: The Pachamanca

Rio Marañon  #7: The Pachamanca

We hiked from our camp on the beach back to the village at Tupén Grande for the evening festivities, which were to include the cooking of a traditional pachamanca. When we arrived, the town square was alive with villagers, done with their day of…

Rio Marañon #6: Tupén Grande

Rio Marañon #6: Tupén Grande

We had spent the first half of the day blasting through huge standing waves in rapid after rapid. Thrilled and exhilarated, we arrived mid-day at a broad beach on the right shore, our camp for the night. Our goal: to visit Tupén Grande, a…

Rio Marañon #5: Rapids and Eddies

Rio Marañon #5: Rapids and Eddies

A truly free flowing river has a unique character. Those of us from the United States have seldom experienced a living river without dams, because almost every river in the United States has at least one dam on it. Intellectually, I knew there was…

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