Playa Grande offers an excellent gigantic beach camp - Rocky Contos photo www.sierrarios.org
Rigging for a 7-day raft kayak trip on the Usumacinta river in southern Mexico - Photo taken by Gabriel Hernandez.
This was a group of experienced boaters than ran the river with us in December of 2011
The ancient archeological site of Yaxchilán can only be accessed by river - photo taken by Gabriel Hernandez.
Caren taking a stroll on Playa Grande.
Gabriel after hiking into the jungle behind Playa Grande to swim in a cenote.
The jungle foilage is dense and reaches high into the sky.
Eddie Weihenmayer caught a couple of tilapia in the early morning - Photo taken by Rocky Contos www.sierrarios.org
German looks through a stone window at Piedras Negras Ruins, the second archeological site accessed by river - photo taken by Gabriel Hernandez.
The upper falls at Cascada Busiljá can be accessed by a trail or by climbing up on the downstream side - Photo taken by Rocky Contos www.sierrarios.org.
Cascada Busiljá is a fantastic travertine falls - Photo taken by Gabriel Hernandez.
These howler monkeys have a raspy, breathy metallic scream, which conjured up visions of scary monsters or prehistoric dinosaurs - Rocky Contos photo www.sierrarios.org.
Río Chocoljá has 5-6 rapids and small falls in the last kilometer that can be run the last kilometer after hiking up with a kayak - Gabriel Hernandez photo.
Multi-layered beach camp, where we saw an eight foot crocodile!
The Gran Cañon de San José is vertical-walled and impressive.
There are many springs with good drinking water.
Early morning locals net fishing.
Lacey Anderson coached Erik Weihenmayer to row her cataraft through big class III rapids in Canon San Josecito - Rocky Contos photo www.sierrarios.org.
Serene camp on the Usumacinta river.
Second group on the Usumacinta river, joined us in Jan of 2012