Zenfolio | Susan Munroe, Travel Writer | Rio Baker and Los Escualos
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Modified 15-Mar-12
Created 16-Feb-12
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The Baker River is the silvery blue heart of Patagonia: the most voluminous river in Chile, and one of the rivers threatened by the HidroAysen mega-dam project. "Los Escualos" are the kids that paddle the Baker. I joined their youth kayaking club for a 3-day trip from Cochrane (their home town) to Tortel, where the Baker empties tens of thousands of cubic feet of water into the ocean daily.
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