During the past Tuesday 20 and the Wensday 21 October another new run has been acomplished this time by Jorge Marquez in "Solo" style he complete the Middle section of Rio Claro (Team Kameca Jaistemay and Jorge Marquez, acomplished one year ago the the first decent of the lower part (Xuchipantla/Las Adjuntas)
In September 2008 due to the intense raining season (micos, tampaon, and santa maria river were so high, and imposible to run) the Mexican Kayakers who usually paddled in Husteca area in San Luis Potosi Mexico were forced to search new rivers to run.
Team KAMECA members Jaistemay Marquez and Jorge Marquez acomplish the first run of "El RioClaro"
they put in at Xuchipantla a little rural town in Hidalgo state ( around 2 hrs far by Tamazunchale) and finished the run by the confluense of the rio Claro and the rio Amajac.
Aaron ran the Río Tolantongo which flows into the upper Amajac. He reports that the first part is fairly steep and then it becomes swift water to the Río Amajac. His reaction is the 200 ft/mi I measured is more than the actual gradient. The water is warm from a hot spring and the plastic kayaks soften and stick on the travertine. There is a new resort built near the caves and hot springs.
- Tom Robey