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An Adventure in Copper Canyon, Mexico, Chapter Four – Riding the Famous El Chepe Train

This entry is part 4 of 15 in the series Copper Canyon, Mexico

I vividly remember the first time I heard about Copper Canyon. I was working in a chemical plant in east central Illinois and my boss casually mentioned that he had taken the train through Barrancas del Cobre. He described visiting reclusive Tarahumara Indians, the remoteness of the canyon, and its profound beauty. Something…

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An Adventure in Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon), Mexico, Chapter One

This entry is part 1 of 15 in the series Copper Canyon, Mexico

The first time my bus was pulled over by the Federal Police, the officer who boarded walked right by me without a glance. He asked the young man behind me where he was going and demanded to see his ID. All the way to the back, he questioned and checked the papers of…

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