CHILE WHITEWATER RAFTING
Since it is now necessary to look into this in more detail, I have scoured for more information. A main source is SOME CHILE RAFTING OPTIONS
. Listed there are these:
ONE DAY TRIPS
Rafting the Futaleufu-Bridge to Bridge, Class III-IV+
Rio Azul-Class III+
Rio Espolon-Class II
CHILE RAFTING - 2 Day to 10 Day Trips Rafting the Futaleufu, 3 days, class III-IV-V
Rio Figueroa,4-5 Days, class III-IV
Rio Palena,3-5 days, class II (IIIon the upper)
Rio Puelo, 7 days, class II-III-IV
Rio Manso, 7 days, class V
Rio Yelcho,2-3 days, class II
Espolon Alto, 2 days, class II
Futaleufu-Figueroa combo, 10 days, class III-IV-V
In addition, I have discovered that the Rio Maipo, which originates in Argentina, comes through an opening in the Andes, and goes right through a southern suburb of Santiago, is a candidate. An embarkation point is El Melcoton in El Cajon del Maipo. The waters look too brown to me to be the right place. The Rio Yeso, which originates in the same general area, has much bluer water, but I haven't tracked its whitewater activity yet.
As scoop0 says, the blue in the Futafeulu looks much like the blue we see in the snap of what we now know to be Episode 3 rafting. However, the time to get in and out of there still is a total stumbling block.
the proximity of Rio Puelo and Rio Manso to Puerto Montt make them a good possibility. Due to the Rio Manso being Class V, the Rio Puelo appears to be the most likely of all the above rivers if it has a blue or turquosie color.scoop0
, you have special insight into that area. Do you know anythign about Rio Puelo?