A River Rips Through It

Graeber, Charles
February 2004
National Geographic Adventure;Feb2004, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p70
This article focuses on Panama as a rafting destination. Hector Sanchez is one of the best guides in Panama, a man whose words are usually reassuring. The reason Panama offers prime rafting is its breadth, or lack thereof. This Ireland-size S between Costa Rica and Colombia occupies the thinnest piece of Central America. In some places, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are only 30 miles apart. Despite the perils inherent in running high-class rivers, Hector Sanchez makes you feel like nothing could be safer.


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