Tales from the Cripps: Episode 3. Tales from Honduras


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Episode 3. Tales from Honduras

Today, let’s travel through time and space to Central America in the 1990s. My guest spent several years exploring whitewater paddling in Honduras at the behest of Dick Eustis, who helped sponsor his crew’s travels in hopes of opening up commercial opportunities in the region.

We take a deep dive into the Mame River and Rio Yaguala, a couple of highlights from his travels. Hear how his crew rolls the dice in the name of exploration when they encounter one of the most unique features you’ll ever find on a river.

In this episode, Dave references numerous California classics such as The Middle KingsDevil’s Postpile and 49 to Bridgeport, in comparison to the runs encountered in Honduras. Those California runs are considered some of the best and in some cases some of the more difficult runs in California, if not the entire United States.

0:00  – 3:14             Guest Intro
3:14  – 9:21.            Inception of paddling in Honduras
9:21  – 16:17           Road Trippin
16:05 – 22:01          Living in Honduras
22:10 – 31:24          Mame River
31:30 –  52:54.        Rio Yaguala
52:54 – 57:44.         Touring the coastline with Dan Dixon
57:44 – 1:03:40       Honduras today
1:03:40 – 1:04:15   Concluding comments

Here are some Google maps pointers to some of the locations discussed:

Home base: La Ceiba

Rough location of the Rio Mame and the Rio Yaguala

For comments, questions, or if you have a story worth sharing, pitch it to me:

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