Kayaking Mexico's
Rio Alseseca

Men's Journal

Searching for a drowned horseman is never the most encouraging way to begin a three-week kayaking expedition, but the team didn’t have much of a choice. As the paddlers put on to the Class V Xico River on their first day exploring the waters of Veracruz, Mexico officials stopped them to explain that eight days prior a man and his steed had fallen upstream and plummeted over a 90-foot waterfall. The horse survived, the man didn’t and the only way the kayakers could start the trip was if they agreed to look for the body.

Photo: Lucas Gilman