Tom Meinholz has an article in the January/February 2010 American Whitewater on the Río Los Loera. This is a very difficult section with gradient up to 300 ft/mi. Expect a lot of portaging. The length is about 46 miles with difficult access.
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American Whitewater has an article about the Río Chínipas in its January/February 2010 edition written by Rocky Contos. It is located to the northwest of Divisadero. It is a class IV run that is 102 miles in length with access in the middle of the run at the town of the eponymous name.
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)
Last Sunday a team conformed by Rocky Contos, Aron Koch, Margie Young, Alejandro Manzo, and Jorge Marquez
Atempt to run the upper section of rio Claro in Hidalgo State (Team Kameca Jaistemay and Jorge Marquez acomplished the first run of the lower part section a year ago Xuchipantla/Las Adjuntas) but a big earth slide washed away the road, (BullDozer half seize boulders blocked the road) so the mision was droped.
in stead in the way back we find a very beautifull river midlle size, kind of creekie Rio "Tehuetalan" near Huehutla de Reyes.
In the last 9 days several rivers have been explored in the states of Puebla/Hidalgo:
Rio Ajajalpan (starting at Tepatlan 400 m; 80 km; class III-IV to start, then getting easier); 80 km
Rio San Marcos-Cazones (starting at Pahuatlan 800 m; 82 km; class IV to start, then progressively easier; one section with some V)
Rio Necaxa (starting at second power plant 500 m; 10 km; great fun)
Rio Apulco (upper part; 1700 m ~7 km; class II; amazing gorges like Rio Mezquital)
Last Sunday a new first decent has been made by Jorge Marquez (Solo style) at the middle part of Rio Tancuilin in the Huasteca area
The put in was at Zapotal de Moras (Hidalgo state) and the take out at Xaltipa Coaquentla (San Luis Potosi State)
the run was about 9 km and goes through an incredibly cristal clear water. rapids are more steep in comparation of the lower part
(Xaltipa/Tancuilin) and more dificult as well solid class III my be 2or3 class IV (depending on the line, needs some other runs to confirm the dificulty)
Another first decent has done yesterday, (8/September/2009) by Jorge Marquez , and Benito Garcia in the Huaxteca area in San Luis Potosi.
South of Tamazunchale. "The Atlamaxatl" is a verry beautifull creek narow and step, cristal ,clear water, very !cool! never been run before
the put in was at Atlamaxatl and the take out 1.5 km pasing Apanco (at the entrance of Matlapa town) the paddle distance estimate is around 5/6KM
I have gathered a great deal of information on the Upper Moctezuma and would like to solicit additional information from anyone that knows anything.
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:
or you can see a list of all slideshows at:
Rio Valles (Micos and Saltos)
Rio Santa Maria (all five canyons)
Rio Verde (all three canyons)
Sunday 25 January 2009 Jaistemay Marquez a 17 year old kidd
complete a great achivement when he ran sucsesfully "El Toro" the bigest waterfall down in Micos SLP Mexico
This waterfall is about 25 meters high ( around 75/85 feet)
the line that Jaistemay run was the far left one, over the reactive wave, the same beautifull line that Pat Keller and Laurence Simpson
fired up a year ago by the very first time.
Any way Jaistemay is the first Mexican how run this waterfall ever, and at the same time the yungest American as well.