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 day on #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.
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