This river was a first D. Yeeehaaaa.... We loaded Mariann's truck and together with Steve Fisher, Val Grollemund, Mariann and local legend Kurt Casey, we were off for another mission in Pucon area. Well not exactly, first of all the 2.5 hour drive stretched a bit due to flat tire. Getting so typical for Chile doesn't it?
Kurt and Steve at work
Mariann getting her hands dirty :)
Our search for nearest Vulkanisazion (tyre repair shop), took a while and we due to a locked gate we were ready to start walking to the river by 4pm.
Mariann "fishing" for reception
The plans were made to put on in after like 1 hour walk. The walk was on a nice road, so no bushwhacking and after an hour or so we put on on the lower stretch of the run.
Resting on the way up
It contains of mostly technical chilean style riverruning and couple gorges with nice drops.
Steve scouting the portage
Me at one of the drops (photo Steve Fisher)
Valentin running the clean drop at the lower part of second gorge (photo Steve Fisher)
The run was really cool and with two portages, we made it down to our take out in like 2.5 hours. There is still the upper part waiting for us.... Some good stuff to be done.