Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
This was my 4th time down the Middle Palguin. Big thanks to Orion Chapman for getting us fired up to go back. Orion styled the big ones (blue Jefe). Rodrigo and I scouting the double drop. Me falling fast on the last drop.
photos by "Juanjo´s friend from Portugal"
Monday, February 13, 2006
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Rodrigo, Juanjo, Geoff and I decided to fire up the Middle Palguin the other day. It is only 25 minutes outside of Pucon, and it is stacked with huge, intimidating waterfalls. I have never run a waterfall with such a soft landing. It was so soft that I went DEEP - my ears popped, and my boat compressed around me before I launched to the surface. Incredible place. I can`t wait to go back and do it again.
photo by Felipe
I went to a crazy electronic music festival outside of Pucon last weekend called Dreamscape. I never imagined something like this - 3 days of trance and drumb and base and absolute insanity. Lots of people came down from Santiago to camp in this beautiful place and to dance, dance, dance. I took these pictures as the sun was coming up on saturday morning. I went to sleep and came back to this stage hours later that aftertoon only to find the same people still shaking it like crazy.
Monday, January 23, 2006
Tres Saltos is a tourist spot outside of Pucon where you pay a few bucks to look at some beautiful waterfalls. We thought it would be a better deal if we jumped in the water with our kayaks. These shots are from an evening run. Jeff´s second day kayaking in Chile up top, my 3rd time on the Tres Saltos below.
photos by Andres
These shots were taken after an evening run on the Desahue. You can see the Villarica Volcano in the background. Rodrigo and Jeff up top and Rodrigo and Juanjo below. Jeff is a sick boater from Southern Oregon. Pretty crazy that we didn´t meet each other until Chile.
photos by Juanjo and Jeff
This waterfall is a popular tourist site, and it happens to be on one of my favorite runs in Chile, the Rio Desahue. We were lucky enough to catch this river with lots of water this January, and it is loaded with quality Class V rapids. Here I am, mid-cartwheel.
photo by Juanjo