Super Fun Creeking

Joined up with a group of German kayakers the other day for a run on the Upper Misahualli river in Ecuador. So beautiful and great fun. The upper Mis is a creeky style run with nearly continuous action.

The Put-in at El Reten

The Put-in at El Reten

Most of the rapids on the run are tight class III requiring precise maneuvering and ability to catch micro-eddies and use them to your advantage.


There is one solid Class IV though at the island where the river splits into many channels, some man-made. Here is a chunky and sizable drop with debris or stones in the bottom hole throwing up some rooster tails. You wouldn’t want to run into (or over) them!

Class IV at Island

Class IV at Island

Check out the full trip report.

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