Tomato Gorge, looking at Tomato One,
Looking at Tomato Two,
The rappel, hand-over-hand climbing adventure and lowering the boats in took about an hour. We paddled into the landing pool of Tomato Two, “Damn, I’m glad I didn’t run that. It looks horrible from here.”
Off into the canyon we went; John got out and scouted the first major drop.
“Well it goes…. it just has a lot of stuff going on on both sides, just go down the tounge.”
There was a hand full of other fun drops and then we came to this:
“Just fire off the gorilla pad!”
It was great, a slow roll in to a great launch flake. John even attempted a freeweel off of it.
Another goofy drop. You couldn’t see the landing on almost every drop. When in doubt power through.
A hand full of other little drops and the river mellows out again. This section is super fun and the quality of the drops was fantastic. Just remember one rule when coming to Mexico: you can never ave enough paddles (John broke 3), and bring a climbing rope.
p.s.- If you look at Google Earth, there is yet another gorge below this. It has been labeled as unrunnable. I will be back to spend some time looking.