Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Something south for everyone

This is the time of year that folks start digging out the ski gear. It is starting to get cold and the local rivers and creeks have started to go into hibernation. A few runs like Gore, baileys, shoshone and the upper box are still flowing, but ski mode is in the air. When this happens, I begin to dream about Mexico. A lot of kayakers head south for the winter. Going to Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador, Chile and a ton more places. For me, Mexico is the closest and the cheapest. My friends and I can leave Santa Fe, NM on a Friday morning and be running some fun drops Sat afternoon. The best part about Mexico is that it has runs for everyone. You can be a class 3 boater and have a blast. Or you can be a hardcore creeker and find some amazing stuff. Folks on Mountain Buzz have been chatting about Mexico, So I thought I would post a couple of videos of the Cascados Micos and the Salto. These runs are just about having a blast and having everyone enjoy them. I stand by the saying that "Kayaking in Mexico is for everyone"!
Flash player is needed to view Google video, click on link if you can't watch the vid's
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  • A Vid of the Cascados Micos (press the left hand play button to watch)
    and pump the volume on your computer


    A Vid of the Salto (press the left hand play button to watch)
    and pump the volume on your computer


    If you end up heading to Mexico, I recommend getting some good dry pants to keep the bugs of off your winter legs. The bugs are bad if you head for Vera Cruz and the pants also protect ya from the Mexican Jungle.
  • IR splash pants
  • 1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    Hi j'm Carlo an Italian Kayaker and in dicember we'll go in mexico to make river, but we haven't informatin about the river, May yuo help us?
    thank yuo carlo
    carlo.sbrenna@fitvillage.net