The Magic of Paddling in Ecuador

Lava laced canyon walls monkeys swinging through the trees little ones gathering to watch you gear up stunning jungle scenery a week of awesome whitewater with good friends All of the above are reasons a boater packs up their paddling gear and…

Winter Solstice in Ecuador

Winter solstice means the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere–and the longest in the southern hemisphere, giving us even more time to enjoy paddling here in Ecuador!  The effects of sunshine, the good company, the Upper Pano and…

Busy is the Operative Word for Rivers in Ecuador

Paddlers often feel more comfortable on  a new run when they have something to compare it to–a river they are familiar with.  When asked about the rivers in Ecuador, it can be  hard to come up with similar runs back home. If river in Ecuador…

Christmas the World Over

My taxi cab driver looked surprised when I confirmed that we celebrate Christmas on the 25th. In spanish he remarked, “you celebrate it the same day we do?”  I told him that I was pretty sure that everyone gives Jesus the same birthday party. …

Back on the River-Quijos Style!

It always seems that we start our run-down week back in Ecuador on the Quijos River. How can you not when it is such a great river to return to each year?! Putting in at what what we refer to as the Baeza Bridge put in, it only takes about five…