The jungles of Veracruz are a mystical place, where imaginations flourish and ideas come to life, and the pristine waterfalls of the Alseseca River provide the perfect playground to put downriver and waterfall freestyle limits to the test.
The jungles of Veracruz are a mystical place, where imaginations flourish and ideas come to life. In the spring of 2018; Nick Troutman, Dane Jackson and I orchestrating a quick mission to Veracruz State and the Alseseca River. Our goals were simple and founded in the constant progression of downriver/waterfall freestyle. We dreamt of taking the JK Antix – a new school slicey kayak but with friendly edges and playful hull – to the pristine waterfalls of the Alseseca to put it, and down river freestyle limits to the test.
Nick and I arrived without Dane, (he would join us a few days later) and went straight to work. The classic sections provided a great warm-up to feeling out low volume creeking in these kayaks. With each passing day, Nick and I not only gained confidence in our small kayaks, but our vision for what was possible constantly expanded and exceeded our original expectations.
By the time Dane joined us, the entire river had become our playground. Ever waterfall had something to offer; a clean freewheel, a splat wall above or below, an eddy line for stern ends. Everything was in play. We began to see the waterfalls of the Alseseca and the Jalacingo in a whole new light.
Words cannot do this trip justice, so check out the photo essay below!