I’m a gal traveling solo (with dog) and plan on spending 1.5 weeks in the Barrancas del Cobre region and am looking for advice. I have a truck and a safe place to keep it in Baltopilas and Creel. I am an avid birder and naturalist and am looking for some birdy multiday and day hikes. Do you have any insight as to good spots for eared quetzal or military macaws? I just finished reading the PG and birds are mentioned often but you don’t have any good website links with bird info for the area. Any recommendations for a birdy 2-3 day hike in and around the canyons? (I’m in good enough shape and have all my gear). I’m planning on hiring a guide and am also searching for anyone else interested in joining me. Also do you have any recent information on the road conditions/safety issues between Urique and Baltopilas? I am very conversant in Spanish and comfortable traveling sola in Latin America, plus have the aforementioned dog.
Any help appreciated!
editor replies: I passed your email onto Michael Huckaby, a recommended Copper Canyon guide, and our resident expert on the Copper Canyon. (Carl could also qualify for the latter half of that title if he wasn’t quite so laz—ahem, leisurely in his approach to answering mail.)