Pacaya River and Magdalena Creek

Feb 01, 2019 - Delfin II


Pacaya River marks my favorite outing of this expedition. Here we find massive punga trees emerging from an extensive wetland, with large colonies of horned screamers and howling monkeys. We chose to extend our morning excursion to a four-hour tour, which included breakfast in the skiffs and a dip in the isolated Yanayacu Lagoon, surrounded by vibrant pink river dolphins. To have this remote wilderness all to ourselves made the day even more unique, and well worth the long journey from Nauta.

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Jeff Phillippe

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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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