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Macal River, upper, Belize (area: central; click here for the Belize table of rivers)

river photo

Class: IV (V); Ave. Gradient: 5 m/km; Portages: 0-3; Length: 16 km; Time: 4 hours.

Season: July to February; rafts? no; Highlights: bedrock rapids and Maya Mountains scenery; Crux moves: getting access and avoiding the crocodiles.

Water Quality: decent; Water Temperature: warm.

PI: Guacamayo bridge (elev: 355m) or Chalillo dam; TO: Mollejón dam

Description: (click here for general notes about my descriptions)

A full description is in the Mayan Whitewater: Chiapas & Belize guidebook.

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