April High Water View of Paradise, Quijos River
It is always a wonder as to what one of your favorite paddling destinations is like in the off-season. Ecuador in off-season is similar to Ecuador in-season: it is either gorgeous and sunny, gorgeous and about to rain, or gorgeous and raining. Only difference is that in off-season, when it does rain, it rains a lot (which is saying alot for those who have been there for a good rain). This week it was “rain a lot.”
April High Water view compliments of the ERA Quijos Lodge Beach
This is what the view normally looks like from the ERA Quijos Lodge Beach
View of "normal" level on the Quijos River at Toro Rapid
April High Water Quijos River - Toro Rapid
High Water Quijos River-Toro Rapid in April
And when the boaters are gone....the Oso Anteojos show up!!
The Oso was heading up the path to the ERA Quijos Lodge Sauna
Sneaky fella thinking that all the kayakers were gone and he could use the sauna!
Normally the osos hang out across the river...but with the water up the Quijos Lodge might be looking good!