viernes, 9 de diciembre de 2011

On the road again...

After running the dirty Gerd we jumped on Evan and Anton car "blue balls" and droved straight to the nilahue, the most perfect slide/waterfall in the World. All the area is fucked because of the eruption of the volcano Puyehue, it all started on the month of June and still going on strong. The water is contaminated, the cows and animals are dying, and if it keeps this way the people living in the area gonna end up with black lung sickness...
Puyehue volcan erupting...
person walking in one of the affected areas.
We arrived Nilahue late in the afternoon, the water level was really low but the water was totally brown and full of ashes. In the pool below the drop there where thousands and thousands of floating volcanic rocks, we also could see rocks going up in the landing, really scary...
the boys checking the area
Luckily Anton decided to go first and try the landing, everything went smooth and he didn't hit any rocks on his way down... We all followed and both had good and safe lines, crazy experience to run a drop with this conditions, later that day we all had sand and rocks all over our bodies.
anton firing up Nilahue
here is me following! the last 2 drops I've done have become the most expensive In my entire life, I broke my brand-new paddle on this drop and now I'm on deep shit now with my last money spent on a paddle that I don't have anymore...
We moved to the rio Florin after running nilahue, where our good friend Papa Garcia was waiting us with an amazing asado!!! Good times, lots of beers and wine and one of the most amazing places on earth for camp, with termas and the sickest river out there 2 minutes away from the camp.
the rats killin all the meat
la cobra!
We woke up with the calm next day had some good breakfest and headed to the river. It was pretty low but still good to go.
Anton on the Terremoto a scary double drop.
myself on the 60 footer, such a sick drop and beautiful place to be!
Two years ago we did the take out just after the big waterfall but you still can keep going down, where you find this beautiful 30 footer with a must boof, on the left there's one of the ugliest caves ever.
myself boofing it as hard as I could...
papa Ian destroying blue berries falls!
landscape from Futrono,  you can still see the ashes coming out of the volcano...
Great 2 days of roadtrip with the boys, can't wait to head south and live on the road for a few few weeks!
all this great photos by Mathias Fossum, thanks bro!