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Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Scott Patterson, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Scott Patterson

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    Kimberly and I did the Cañón de las Mariposas (Canyon on the Butterflies) on February 14 2019. It is located is Southeast Mexico near Jalcomulco in the Veracruz region. It is named for the Morpho butterflies that gather there. I actually went down to Mexico to get some dental work done, but because I had an infection, the work couldn't be done, so we headed to the Jalcomulco area instead.

    Supposedly the canyon was "recently discovered" and is off the beaten track. It was a great canyon, but the lighting for photos wasn't the best and my waterproof camera doesn't take the best photos.

    It was a neat canyon with some good narrows, crystal clear water, several jumps, and flow-stone and stalactites on a lot of the walls. There were no rappels, but several jumps and downclimbs. Jalcomulco is a hot place, so the water was really refreshing.

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  2. Brian in SLC

    Brian in SLC Brian in SLC

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    Looks great!
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  3. Austin Farnworth

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    what guide service did you use down there?
  4. Scott Patterson

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