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In January 2017, we ran the main section of the Río Marañon in Peru. We had two guides from Sierra Rios who helped our group of 11 navigate the huge rapids through this beautiful canyon. Many proposed dams threaten the river, which is currently a free-flowing source to the Amazon river.
In 2016 we revisited the Marañón Canyon in Northern Peru, this time with our daughter Roslyn. You can read more and see lots of pictures on our website: : http://www.choctree.co.uk/peru-maranon-ii/ Special Thanks to Brian Horsley for making this possible, Brian works in the Canyon with the farmers to preserve this extraordinary heirloom cacao.
The Marañón River is the source of the Amazon, and we are working hard to protect it! A major step is showing the world why it is so special! Join us on this journey in July 2017, help us make it possible! http://maranonwaterkeeper.org/patrol/ Or Donate to our campaign and help keep the Marañón flowing free! http://support.maranonwaterkeeper.org/ ----- Juntar para este viaje http://maranonwaterkeeper.org/patrol/ o donar a la campaña para proteger el Marañón http://support.maranonwaterkeeper.org/
Wasson’s Landslide Rapid is named after John Wasson who led an exploratory trip down the Rio Marañon in July and August of 1977. Wasson's Landslide greeted us on day #9 of our whitewater journey down the Rio Marañon of Peru. The entry/upper section, a good long Class 4 with hydraulics, waves and boulders, we chose to break into two segments as to not spread our safety kayakers and on shore safety to thin. We then proceeded to line the rafts down the right shore of the unrunnable section which I believe is know as "The Junk Yard". The rafts were then rowed out the final Class 4 section and we were all "alive below Wasson's". Our scout for Wasson's started at 6:53 AM and the last raft completed the exit at 2:38 PM, 7 1/2 hours, Pedro said that was almost a record. Visit brittrunyon.com/ . W...
Examples of dredges for alluvial gold mining on Maranon River, Peru. Exemples des dragues pour l'extraction d'or alluvionnaire sur Maranon rivière, Pérou. Przykłady drag do wydobyciu łęgowego złota na rzece Maranon, Peru. Ejemplos de las dragas para la extracción de oro aluvial en Río Marañón, Perú. Примеры драги для россыпного золота на реке Мараньон, Перу.
As we cruised up and down these rivers we saw a variety of boats.
slow boat Yurimaguas to Iquitoss The Amazon River, usually abbreviated to Amazon , in South America is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world and according to some authors, the longest in length. The headwaters of the Apurímac River on Nevado Mismi had been considered for nearly a century as the Amazon’s most distant source, until a 2014 study found it to be the Cordillera Rumi Cruz at the headwaters of the Mantaro River in Peru.The Mantaro and Apurímac confluence, and with other tributaries form the Ucayali River, which in turn confluences with the Marañón River upstream of Iquitos, Peru, to form what countries other than Brazil consider to be the main stem of the Amazon. Brazilians call this section the Solimões River above its confluence with the Rio Negro to fo...
This time driving the local transportation called mototaxis getting some fresh air along the Amazon basin