Boaters: Mick O'Shea (Australia) and Brian Eustis (USA)
Address: 046/13 Sethathirath Rd, Vientiane, Vietnam
Put-in date: Early June, 2004
Nearest town to beginning of unrun section: Baijxun, Yunnan
Put-in elevation: about 7,000 ft
Nearest town to end of unrun section: Bridge between Yong Ping and Baoshan, Yunnan
Length: about 200 miles
Number of river days: 4
Average gradient: 15 ft/mile
Estimated flow: about 45,000 cfs
Size of group: 2 kayaks
Additional Info: This a roadside stretch and permits are either not required or they are inexpensive and easy to obtain. Chinese rafting companies have scouted this section and they believe it is suitable for commercial rafting.
References:Wildside Asia, Wet Dawg Outdoor Eyes, Kayakmind and email from Mick. Note that details in the journals posted on these sites are inconsistent with better documented information, and that Mick has subsequently provided more accurate information.