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Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 23, 2014 - 08:28pm PT
I am floating the Rio Platano in mid February. It is a 10 day class 3 float. We have mules arranged to get the rafts to the river (one day hike). We will need to portage two sections.

Anyone interested? Let me know ASAP

-Hugh
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Jan 23, 2014 - 10:20pm PT
Hugh, I sent you message.
John M

climber
Jan 23, 2014 - 11:07pm PT
Sounds like a great adventure!

I tried uploading some pictures from the web, but the upload feature doesn't seem to be working right now.

Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2014 - 05:49pm PT
I have hired Jorge Salaverri (ex Honduran Special Forces, and has babysat Bear Grylls for Central Amereican shows. Jorge is a friend of my family, and pioneered the modern descent of this drainage.

Sorry H, I didn't receive your PM. We are only looking for 2 more folks to join, if not I will still be there in three weeks!

-Q-ball
John M

climber
Jan 24, 2014 - 06:36pm PT
some photos I found on the web.

not my photo..  from this website..   http://epictomato.com/river-hond...
not my photo.. from this website.. http://epictomato.com/river-honduras/

not my photo..  http://epictomato.com/river-honduras/
not my photo.. http://epictomato.com/river-honduras/

from web..  http://epictomato.com/river-honduras/
from web.. http://epictomato.com/river-honduras/

looks like a great trip.
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2014 - 06:46pm PT
John, thanks for the pictures. Some look to be from the Rio Cangrejal. Just a thought!

My brother is a herpetologist, and I am a malacolgist/fisheries guy. I am not aware of any studies/surveys performed here.

Not sure if Unionidae species are even present! But I will find out.

-Hugh
John M

climber
Jan 24, 2014 - 06:47pm PT
Hi Hugh.. I just looked on the internet. Was curious what it looked like.
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
http://intercontinentalcry.org/paradise-in-peril-the-vanishing-rio-platano-biosphere-reserve/

If you care, check out the link above. A 30 minute documentary on the river we hope to float.

It is halfway through the article.

Q-Ball
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 24, 2014 - 07:53pm PT
That 2nd photo looks more class 4-ish than class 3-ish
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2014 - 07:57pm PT
Sierra ledge Rat, you may be right. That is part of the unknown.


Also that picture may be from the Congrejal River, not the Platano Rio.
Edwardmw

climber
Jan 24, 2014 - 08:32pm PT
Second photo looks like Rio Congrejal
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2014 - 08:40pm PT
Edwardmw, I agree, I may have misspelled it. Sorry for any confusion. How about the Rio Platano!
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Jan 24, 2014 - 08:49pm PT
rad adventure! say hello to my guapa
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2014 - 08:53pm PT
Dont worry about me, I will surface after this trip. Thanks for all the thoughts! Take care!
Edwardmw

climber
Jan 24, 2014 - 08:59pm PT
Not familiar with Rio Platano. been to La Ceiba Honduras several times, Rio Congrejal when it was class 3.
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Jan 25, 2014 - 10:24pm PT
No problem Q-ball. I sent it again. Check spam???
Or pm me with dates and specifics. Thanks, sounds very interesting.
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jan 25, 2014 - 10:41pm PT
how many natives does your permit allow you to bag?
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2014 - 10:44pm PT
H- I sent you another PM. Not sure why you haven't received the last. If you are seriously considering, I will send more info.
Q-ball
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2014 - 10:47pm PT
rSin-
Do you want to join us? Then you can count the folks we bag!
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Jan 26, 2014 - 07:48am PT
Just checked. Nothing!
Try:
harrisonhood@sbcglobal.net

Thanks for the effort Hugh. Sorry for the trouble,
H
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