Pacaya River and Magdalena Creek

Jan 18, 2019 - Delfin II


Today we went up the Rio Pacaya, into the farthest reaches of our expedition.  Amid our first sustained rains of the trip, we took breakfast in our skiffs and continued upriver to highwater lakes for our much anticipated dip in Amazon waters.  We spent the afternoon at scenic Magdalena Creek, where the sun finally broke through, and we watched parakeets, macaws, and toucans until dusk whisked us back to the Delfin II.

 

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Jeff Phillippe

Expedition Leader

Jeff was raised in upstate New York and completed his B.A. in geography at Middlebury College in Vermont.  He attained his master’s degree in water resource science at Oregon State University where his research focused on glacier hydrology in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. He spent most of his 20's teaching Earth sciences and geography at the secondary and university level, while taking his summers off to lead wilderness and climbing expeditions throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, and Canada.

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