I have been in Pucon, Chile, for about 20 days and we have been running everything. From the big water of the Rio Fuy, to the water falls of the Palgine, and Nevado. Pucon has offered up the best well rounded class 5 runs I have ever seen.
The Volcano here in Pucon.
Now for the photo dump: First off the Rio Nevado. This run is amazing, I would consider this to be the Green Narrows of Chile.
Rodrigo on the first slide of the Rio Nevado
All the boys scouting the crack drop on the Rio Nevado
Andy McMurray, Rio Nevado
Next up the Palguin. This run has three different sections. The upper is a water fall run, the middle has a burly, seldom run portage and a 70 footer and the lower is more low-angle and offers some quality rapids.
John McConville on the first rapid of the upper Palguin, this is a tricky double drop where the first hole backs all the way up to the lip of the next 10fter.
Adam Bixby, going right on the 20fter
AJ about to send the right side
Andy McMurray, sending the left side
Bryan Kirk resurfacing on the “tricky drop” of the lower Palguin
Bryan Kirk launching one of those drops you’re sure was made just for kayakers.
Next up is the Desague, this has some of the meaner rock in the area, real sharp and oddly placed.
Adam Bixby boofing the shit out of the bottom drop.
Andy McMurray sailing away
When we got to the Rio Fuy it was silly high and we where unwilling to run the waterfalls
but where willing to giggle our way down some amazing big water
Adam Bixby deep in the Rio Fuy
Another park and huck is the Ciolaco, this is a really simple fun 30fter
Andy Mcmurray styling the 30fter
There is also some ridiculous scenery down here
Chris Baer signing off from Pucon