Tenacatita Update II

We received the following update from a friend who has devoted an enormous amount of time and energy to The Tenacatita Fund and other relief projects in the area. For more general information about the situation, see last year’s summary.   By Dobie Dolphin I wish I had good news to report, but unfortunately, things seem to be at a standstill because of the elections which take place in July. Although the concession has been given to the municipality of […]

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Summary of Tenacatita Violence

Tina’s earlier post made me realize that many mextrippers are still in the dark about the situation at Tenacatita. Here is a summary that we wrote last year. by Churpa Rosa and Tina Rosa Tenacatita is a small fishing community on the coast of Jalisco, Mexico.  Since the 1940s, access to Tenacatita beach has been controlled by the adjacent ejido, a land cooperative established by the Mexican government in accordance with the land reform laws that were the direct result […]

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On the Road in the Sweat Lodge

Hippies party near van in Mexico.

by Felisa Churpa Rosa Rogers Ah, vans! Tina Rosa, on the far right. Mexico used to have a real van culture. I grew up in it. When I was two months old, we traveled across the border in a Dodge camper my parents called the Sweat Lodge. The Sweat Lodge was succeeded by a white Chevy van we called Cebu, and then by Jolly, a Forest Service green Dodge van my dad bought at a government auction. All these vehicles […]

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Michoacan Beach Camping

I’ve been doing some housekeeping on this blog and discovered the post below from David Eidell buried in a remote corner of the site.  It was originally posted in 2009 but will probably still appeal to those of you lucky enough to be beachcombing this winter. ===================== FREE BEACH CAMPING ON THE COAST OF MICHOACAN IF you can beat this I’ll eat my sombrero! Free tent camping beneath swaying palms on Las Peñas beach, next to a palm frond restaurant […]

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Caballo Blanco in the Copper Canyon

Mike Huckaby sent this alert about our mutual friend and soon-to-be-legendary character “Caballo Blanco”. The 2009 book “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall churns circles around the running shoe industry, and now this video catapults Caballo Blanco into unanticipated prominence. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIyEvomUz14

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Hiking In Mexico: Where?

Congradulation for that site, it is very nice !!  My name is Simon and i am a french Canadian who study in united states. In between march 25 and april 6 i am going to spend 1 week in Mexico. My question is : I am looking for a Hike, for a couple of days ( not 10 days, it’s too long) and i was wondering if you would be able to guide me on my research..I don’t want to […]

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2 Weeks In Northwest Mexico

 Carl says:  To save space I’m going to insert my answers between Mike’s questions about trip planning.  Also, it helps me give more detailed answers when I know even more details about you and your plans.  For example, Mike, when are you traveling?  The region you’re headed for ranges from quite cold (Copper Canyon in winter) to blistering hot (summer beaches), and from dry to wet depending on the season.   Not sure if you will reply to this since I’m […]

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