Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Mexico 2007 Revisited

Photo by Boyd Ruppelt

In November of 2007 Joey Jarrell, Kim Rudge and myself (Adam Goshorn) joined up in Birmingham Alabama to depart for the 24 hour drive south to Valles Mexico. We arrived 27 hours later and spent the next couple of weeks paddling several classic and several not-so-classic rivers in the the region.

During the middle of our stay we were joined by Drew Armstrong and Boyd Ruppelt who flew into the coastal city of Tampico, rented the lowest clearence vehicle possiblly available and joined us for 5 days of bottoming out thier car on the roads of SLP, and paddling along the way.

It was my third winter visiting the region to paddle, but 2007 brought the most paddling days, several lesser known runs, and the best water levels yet. During our stay we paddled various sections of the Rio Valles (Micos and Salto Sections), Rio Tamasopo (Cascada de Puente de Dios), Rio Minas Viejas, Rio Frio, Rio Verde (second canyon), and the Rio Santa Maria(3rd, 4th, and 5th canyons). Below is some of the footage from our travels, enjoy...

Until Next Time...