Montana to Mexico. part 1

The Jorney started with a donated van, alot of excitement and a good friend. A mutual friend of ours herd are complaints of needing a car for mexico. He had a 1986 ford econoline falcon, it was an old RV. Ok, 25 yr old RV not ideal for a 10,000 mile road trip, but strapped for cash and rich with time and energy it was perfect. The river gods smiled upon us and our "idea" of a road trip to mexico became a "reality".
(Due to a tragic boof which lead to a head bash on the copit of my kayak I lost my go pro and there for capibility to film. But, still have sick shots of the rest.)

The Rio Alseseca is a river hosting three full on sweet runs, two park and hucks, and one hike an huck. these are shots from this river. Minus the most popular section, the roadside section, due to a lost file.

Truchas is a Hike, rappel and huck 55 footer below the roadside section. Its a bit of a mission, but worth the goods.

Will at the bottom of the rappel ready to recive boats. Its a cold windy spot to stand because of the stout landing right next to him. Thanks will, it took a bit.

seth at the entrence drop just above the stout.

Seth showing us the line.

Will´s up

BIG Banna was our favorite run in the area. Here are some highlights of just some of the many rapids found with in this Vera Cruz classic.

Seth dropping into the canyon after the twenty footer. Photo, Lukus stroble

The notorius meat locker. Big looking and even softer landing.

Mattius showing us how its done making this kinda technical waterfall in below meatlocker look easy.

Will taking the suggested line on solencio, BOOF!

One of the many fun drops.

just making it out of 80/20 on the Pezma section big banana

The last of countless drops on Big Banana.


If your feeling extra fired up when your finished Big Banana you can just skip the take out and float on down to Tomata falls. This 23 meter monster is notorious for sending kayakers head over heals. So after many log test I sent it and stomped a 45 er at the bottom. This suprisingly realy hurt my back, but at least I did not land on my face.

Seven Siters, {Tomata canyon]

Just below Tomata falls is the Tomata canyon, home of the Seven sisters. Seven super fun water falls. Some super easy, strong, blind and made for doing tricks off of.

Seth half way though the 110 foot rapple down to the put in of the Seven siters.

My self going at the top of the third, and my favorite, sister.

Joel, boofing above the nasty hole in at the blind corner of the fith sister.

The sixth sisters all fun. A perfect 25 footer with a green wave at the top. Time for some freestyle.

seth setting up the free wheel

My self trying a pistol flip.

I got it about three quarters the way around but landed stern first upside down. Super soft though

will, winning...

At the take out of the seven sisters. Perfect veiw to a perfect day.

Look forward to Part II, Jalisingo, San Pedro, Rio Oro, and Agau azul....

Todd Richey

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