New Photos/Slideshows (Rocky Contos)

Hi everyone,

 I have put up some additional photos and info of several of the rivers paddled in 2008.  You can see many of the newer slideshows at:
http://www.sierrarios.org/

 or you can see a list of all slideshows at:
http://www.sierrarios.org/PagesGeneral/SlideshowLinks.html

These include:
Rio Valles (Micos and Saltos)
Rio Guayalejo
Rio Santa Maria (all five canyons)
Rio Verde (all three canyons)

Minas Viejas (Tom Robey)

Minas Viejas is a popular waterfall for tourists southwest of Naranjo on the back road from the El Salto run and Cascadas Micos.  There is also a difficult kayak run located above and below the falls.  The canyon above the waterfall was recently discovered by Rocky Contos.  Below the waterfall are two canyons that are more difficult; the last canyon is after the run appears to open up and before the bridge.  The canyon above the waterfall is easier while the ones below are probably class V.

- Tom Robey

Tao Berman and El Salto Section on Discovery Channel (Tom Robey)

The Discovery Channel will feature Tao Berman running the 100 foot Cascada el Meco on February 26.  The promo calls it El Salto (which is the falls at the put-in of this section) but it really is the falls at the end of the run near the village of El Meco.  They state it is near Cuidad Villas (sic), Mexico.  Ciudad Valles is over an hour away and the nearest big city is Ciudad Mante.  Tao Berman previously ran this waterfall in 1998.  In fact he ran it twice, the second run he ended up backwards.  He returned late last year to film this for the Discovery Channel.  Currently, the promo can b