Copper Canyon Adventure–Part II

by Mike Huckaby People’s Guide correspondent Mike Huckaby is an avid hiker who runs a guiding service in the Copper Canyon. This is the second installment in a three part series on Mike’s most recent canyon adventure. Part I Next morning, the trail continued down more steep, rocky switchbacks; and then we were at the Rio Urique, lifeblood of the Copper Canyon. The river was about 40 to 50 feet wide, with alternating areas of boulders with deep water pockets, […]

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Copper Canyon Adventure – Part I

People’s Guide correspondent Mike Huckaby is an avid hiker who runs a guiding service in the Copper Canyon. This is the first installment in a three part series on Mike’s most recent canyon adventure. by Mike Huckaby of Copper Canyon Trails With freedom from the encumbrances of full-time employment, wanderlust bloomed like spring wildflowers, and a perfect alignment of the stars foretold another fun-filled hike along the trails of the Copper Canyon. I had bamboozled a couple who lived nearby […]

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Memorial for Geronimo Mancinas

Sad news from Mike Huckaby of Copper Canyon Trails: “Geronimo Mancinas passed on January 7, 2012. Gero was our lead guide, and had been guiding the canyons for many years. His parents said no one knew the canyons like he did. As avid hikers ourselves, we enjoyed describing our hikes to him, and he always knew another gem to tempt us with. As a boy he had a job finding water sources for the numerous mines in the area. He […]

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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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Summering in Mexico

A reader writes: Since we live in sunny Arizona, my wife and I are looking for locations with at least relatively cool climates to get away from our very toasty temperatures from May to October during the summer.  Can anyone suggest places in Mexico’s highlands where we might get some respite?  It’s hard for us to be gone more than three weeks at a time because of medical and other commitments, so is there anyplace within three to five days moderate […]

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More on safety in Mexico's Copper Canyon

I am just back from Mexico and once again, it is frustrating that there is so much stirring about the security situation there. Obviously there is an issue in the border towns and some other isolated incidents. I certainly have an interest in keeping our Authentic Copper Canyon guests safe…it just seems that the whole country has been characterized as out of control and that is so far from true What I have found in-country is that locals agree that […]

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Copper Canyon Books

The Copper Canyon & Northern Mexico •Northern Mexico Handbook: Including the Copper Canyon Joe Cummings offers succinct advice on the most important nuts & bolts of travel in Mexico and brief but well-researched descriptions of cities, historical sites, hiking trails, highways, hotels and restaurants, beaches and especially interesting 'biotic communities'. ... (Full Review) Order Northern Mexico Handbook •Mexico's Copper Canyon Country: A Hiking & Backpacking Guide Fayhee does best when he drops his mock-macho style and applies himself to the job at hand, namely, providing useful information about hiking in the Copper Canyon.

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CHEPE schedule changes

Dave Hensleigh, authenticcoppercanyon.com The train changed schedule in Copper Canyon about 12 days ago. Primero stayed the same but segundo changed: > -It goes Chi to Mochis on Thurs > -Mochis to Chi Fri > -Chi to Mochis Sat > -Mochis to Chi Sun > -Chi to Mochis Mon > -Mochis to Chi Tues > -WED NO SEGUNDO! Then I was on the phone Saturday to my friend Erasmo in El Fuerte and he said the segundo is going to […]

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Horsing Around The Sierra Madre – 1974 Style

Horsing around the Sierra Madre-1974 Style:A journey on horseback across Mexico’s great divide… by Gary R Ziegler “A horse trip across Mexico’s wild west- you gotta be crazy! What about Pancho Villa and all the bandits” said a citified friend? ” Remember what happened to Humphrey Bogart!” The summer was 1974. I was running Bear Basin Ranch in Westcliffe, Colorado, a remuda of half locoed Appaloosa horses and a string of rangy long horn cows while occasionally guiding educational programs […]

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