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Mexico Creeking ClinicsTrip Report - December 2007

In December of 2007, we branched out our creeking clinics to include 2 week-long classes on the warm rivers and waterfalls of San Luis Potosi state in Mexico. Forming a partnership with the brand new Huasteca Secreta resorts, we headed south of the border for a couple of weeks of boofing, waterfalling, eating and sight-seeing.

The resort at Tamul is remote to say the least. Here's the basic rundown on how you get there: first, you drive dirt backroads for a while, passing through a couple of unmarked gates and turns in the middle of nowhere. Then you park, and cross the Gallinas River.

Crossing the Gallinas in the wooden boat - la Limousina - about 1/2 mile upstream of the Tamul waterfall.
Photo by Leland.

Then it's a short walk along the river to the 4x4s waiting on the other side.
Photo by Leland.

Then it's a ride in the back of the 4x4 over some really bumpy, really steep dirt roads to the top of the hill.
Photo by Leland.

And the prize when you get there? It's an evening and morning looking out over one of the most incredible natural wonders I've ever seen - the 300 foot Cascada de Tamul!

View of the falls from one of the bungalo decks.
Photo by Andria.

Seriously - it's right there off the deck of the bungalo!
This is Dooley, Kemper, and Leland.
Photo by Andria.

We were the first people to stay up there - enjoying a quiet night in the wilderness. The power was not yet on and the kitchen not built, so it was rustic and really cool.

Breakfast overlooking the falls was fantastic -
especially once we got the tortillas.
Photo by Wesley Bradley.

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