In the beginning of November I traveled to the notorious whitewater town of Tlapacoyan in Veracruz Mexico. I found an amazing accommodation at Aventurec and will definitely be returning for future missions. I knew the area had high water and figured I would be able to get a variety of water levels. The water stayed high for the duration of my trip and did not allow me to tackle some of the stouter drops I had my eye on.
Bloodied by a swinging GoPro! Pretty much the last time I wore one!
|Hucking San Pedro in flood! Pic by Seth Ashworth|
The area was beautiful with quality bassalt canyons running through lush rain forest. The waters ran brown and high and I constantly heard stories of normal lines buried beneath an extra six feet of water. I enjoyed the cultural experience and have taken many mental notes and am ready to return and crush. Luxury logistics and hucking to be had in the Alsaseca drainage!
|Jake Greenbaum is a pretty good kayaker!|
|Jakub Nemec on San Pedro|
|Mike Peacher through the tree on San Pedro|
|I love the Nomad 8.5 in the creek! I can maneuver this boat so well in the steeps!|
|It is way better to be friends with the police than enemy! They were stoked to watch the Gringo's huck!|
|Greenbaum heading for a hole. Typical filled in high water line.|
|Yours truly sending!|
|Routed this drop blind on the Upper Jalacingo and was reminded of the first time I ran Wet Willy on the Raven Fork! Super steep and then it just kicks you out at the bottom!|
|Greenbaum taking it down the gut! This actually ended up in a super scary swim where Jake experienced some serious downtime!|
|A view from the bus!|
|Phillip looking at a much higher than usual San Pedro! The lip filled up and added at least 10 feet to the drop - Pretty Wild!|
|Damn! Life as a Myan must have been Crazy!|
|We had plenty of water!|
Two thumbs up for the Alsaseca drainage! I will be back!