Monday, August 31, 2009

Reason #9 that we love Ecuador

Reason #9 we love Ecuador:
Memo and his awesome shuttling!
After spending an entire summer trying to figure out shuttle logistics of who is driving where, which vehicle can take how many boats and people, and how to happily deal with an 8-hour each way shuttle, we really, really came to appreciate having all that taken care of in Ecuador--Memo you rock!
So, whether you are ripping up a sweet surf wave on the Quijos River,

Or boofing your way down the Oyacachi, you'll always be happy to find Memo and our Sprinter waiting for us at the take out.

So come join us this winter and let us take care of all your shuttling needs:)
(Oh, yeah, we also have the best kayakers' lodge in the tropics, know the runs of Ecuador super well, and just know how to show you a good time in general).

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Saturday, August 08, 2009

Top 10 Reasons We Love Ecuador--#10

So after spending the last 3 months paddling in California, Don and I have come up with our "Top 10 Reasons we love Ecuador" list. We had a lot of time to think during shuttles and such, and we both realized that we missed Ecuador a lot.

Calfornia was awesome, to be sure, but it did make us realize just how spoiled we are down in Ecuador.

Since we are back at work now, and I only get about 5 minute breaks at a time, I'm going to have to do 1 reason per blog...

So, here you are:

REASON #10 that we love Ecuador

The longest hike to the put in is the Lower Jondachi; and, while mud covered, it only takes 30 minutes! None of this 13 hour crap!

This is the nice, pleasant hike into the Jondachi

This is the not so pleasant 13 mile hike into the Middle Kings. Boy was I missing the mud at this point.

And when you get to the Jondachi, you are rewarded with great scenery

and great rapids

If you want to read about Don and my travels in California, check out my new blog. I'm in the process of updating it with the runs we did this summer