Next, after a five hour drive in a broken down seventeen passenger van, we arrived at The Rio Claro. The Siete Tazas was every thing I hoped for, a beautiful river with a fun set of waterfalls. For three days we shuffled and hucked ourselves off the seven teacups. At the Claro we were hoping for a possible decent of the Viente Dos section but we were shut down due to the low water levels.
The Rio Claro made for some great times, but after three days it was time to make our way to Pucon! I can safely say that Pucon is one of my favorite places on this planet. The women, the views, and the rivers share a foreign beauty of which I have never before experienced. Our bread and butter run was the Palguin. The Palguin consists of three super clean small waterfalls, a 65 footer, a hand full of manky rapids, and a fare share of quality class 3-4 rapids. The Palguin stands out as one of the funnest rivers I have ever paddled. Aside from the upper and lower sections of the Palgiun, our group ran the upper and lower Trancura, the Liacura, and the Machine. Off the river we tromped around town and occasionally made our way to the discos. Pucon is a beautiful place that I cannot wait to come back to…
Capo showing us how it is done in the Nomad
Taking out from a great day on the lower
So the past few days we have been rallying down the upper Fuy. It is a classic run with a few quality waterfalls.