Rio Yaque del Norte (DR) pics/vid now online...(link)

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Rio Yaque del Norte (DR) pics/vid now online...(link)

Postby granolapaddler » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:26 am

The first (of 4) updates from our Dominican Republic trip in December is now online with pictures and video from the Rio Yaque del Norte.

http://www.granolapaddler.blogspot.com/ ... 1-rio.html

More to come!

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Re: Rio Yaque del Norte (DR) pics/vid now online...(link)

Postby chris a » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:45 pm

Very cool. Didn't know you could paddle whitewater in the Caribbean.

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Re: Rio Yaque del Norte (DR) pics/vid now online...(link)

Postby granolapaddler » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:51 pm

Surprisingly enough, there is whitewater paddling to be had on several Caribbean islands. Dominican Republic seems to have the most runs and has the most reliable options, but I know paddlers who have paddled in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Cuba. I've also read about some big name paddlers (Ben Stokesberry etc.) who have paddled a few things on the island of Dominica.

Part of the reason Dominican Republic has more options (and seemingly better ones) is that is contains the highest mountain in in Caribbean, Pico Duarte, which is over 10,000 feet... which creates a lot of gradient between there and sea level.

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