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Río Limón, Guatemala (area: Chisec; click here for the Guatemala table of rivers)

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Class: II-; Ave. Gradient: 1 m/km; Portages: none; Length: 17 km; Time: 3 hours

Season: June to January; rafts? no; Highlights: monkey sightings; Crux move: paddling a lot of flat water

Water Quality: decent; Water Temperature: not noted

PI: San Pedro El Limón (160m); TO: highway bridge (145m)

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

The Río Limón has no whitewater above the highway except at the end. The fi nal 1.5 km feature II- rapids, and possibly some howling monkeys in the trees!

Descent History: My wife, Alice Lee, and I ran this in January 2007, with a 400 cfs fl ow.

Flow Notes: This river will get scrapy during dry spells.

Nearby Tourist Attractions: Lachuá National Park, Candelaria Caves.

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