Ken, What would you say the ideal time/flow for this run is? How many portages did you encounter? Does anyone know what happened to the poor chap who lost both his legs on the first attempt (as mentioned in GG)?Ken Vanatta said:The Mesquital is great, except for 150 miles of paddle out with little drop or action. Being it was unexpected to be like that, we were doing 50 miles a day for three days and overtaxing the ligaments. The take out was a welcome site. The first 90 miles are good adventure, though.
Again wondering about the ideal season/flow. GG is kinda strange in that it doesn't mention the season or even the rating in their overview of each run - you have to gleen it out of the writeup if its there at all. It has good maps tho.Ken Vanatta said:The Urique is all good. There is lots of V and V+. However, the most worrisome danger there in 1990 was the Banditos. They were having there way with anyone they encountered. Robbery, torture, rape, and murder was rampant throughout the canyon and even on the rim. Hopefully, the military has taken control of the area. I had a call from someone that went recently and, though they hiked out at the half way point, they weren't aware of any the threat of Banditos at all.