New PDF release: A Floater’s Guide to the Rivers of the Yaqui Watershed:

By Neil Nikirk,Lacey Anderson,Mike Huckaby

simply south of the US/Mexico border (Arizona) lies an expansive and ambitious watershed that provides quite a few rivers to be run - the watershed of the Rio Yaqui. This publication is an try and 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 contains pictures, maps, riverdescriptions, and a mile through mile consultant picking out the approximatelocations of rapids, capability camps, and attainable water resources. 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 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 gorgeous 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 movement 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 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 diversity from mellow floats to canyons jam-packed with rapids shaped by way of colossal boulders and bedrock ledges. a few sections are for specialists merely and will require portages. The rapids variety from tight, technical category II and III rock gardens, to mini-gorges with classification III and IV water; vast open type III's with great waves and whirlpools to thundering type V (or more). There actually is whatever for everybody. good, no longer everyone... It takes a different breed of boater to get pleasure from shedding into this no-man's land of northern Mexico to move boating! So purchase the publication, benefit from the tales, and use the data to get in the market and event the rivers of the Yaqui watershed for your self. higher but, subscribe to the writer on one among his expeditions.

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