This is the second part of the 2012 Liquid Adventures advanced waterfalls trip to San Luis Patosi, Mexico.
When Tom said we were going to paddle the Rio Verde, he told us that it was going to be an adventure. I didn't quite understand what he meant until we were 400 feet into the biggest gorge that I have ever been in, surrounded by towering canyon walls and beautiful crystal clear green water. We portaged and rappelled down a 60 footer and then a 120 footer, with a stout paddle out in the dark.
The next day we woke up and scouted out ~ 45ft Puerto De Salto on the Middle section of the Rio Verde. SO SICK. Everyone climbed back up a wall of poison ivy for more laps. Totally worth it. We drove into the night, on a seeming endless bumpy road, until we finally reach a gate. Tom looks back at us and says we're here! Exhausted, wet, and bug bitten we set up camp and pass out.
We awoke in the morning to the most beautiful campsite view along the St Maria. Tom rallies the crew and says eat up, we have a long day ahead of ourselves. We eat copious amounts of food, and put on the beautiful crystal clear water of the santa maria. Dodging sieves and funky currents we blast through the first section of river. Followed by a 6 mile section of flat water, we keep charging. We scout out the first big rapid, and tom says, heres where the fun starts. Challenging rapid after challenging rapid we become lost in kayaking. We finally make it to the take out, the most difficult part of the trip. Hiking out of the canyon next to 300 foot tamul falls was slippery, steep, and full of home made ladders.
MEXICO IS SO SICK
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