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Adventures In Copper Canyon, Mexico – Tarahumara Indians End Semana Santa with a Drunken Bash

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Copper Canyon, Mexico

For more than a week, Semana Santa (Easter week) celebrations had been occurring in Copper Canyon, Mexico. I was fortunate to attend two of these, one on Palm Sunday in the tiny village of Cusarare and another on Good Friday in Cerocahui, where I joined in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ,…

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An Adventure In Copper Canyon, Mexico, Chapter Ten – From Bahuichivo to Creel By Bus

This entry is part 10 of 15 in the series Copper Canyon, Mexico

By day nine, I was totally under the spell of Entre Amigos Hostel in Urique. I knew that If I didn’t leave soon I might stay forever, and there was so much more of Mexico’s Copper Canyon to see. Sadly, I packed my bag and hopped aboard the 7:30 a.m. bus to Bahuichivo,…

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An Adventure In Copper Canyon, Mexico, Chapter Nine – Hiking to Guadalupe Coronado

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series Copper Canyon, Mexico

Before I knew it, I had been at Entre Amigos Hostel in Urique in Copper Canyon, Mexico for an entire week and had done little but walk to town a couple of times and cook delicious meals from ingredients plucked from their organic garden. I also realized that the local Tarahumara (Raramuri) Indians…

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An Adventure in Copper Canyon, Mexico, Chapter Eight – Caballo Blanco Was Not Born to Run Barefoot

This entry is part 8 of 15 in the series Copper Canyon, Mexico

A week after I arrived in Mexico the weather turned unseasonably cold. Even with three layers of shirts, wool socks, boots and mittens, I was shivering in Baja, so the prospect of going up into the mountains of Copper Canyon was worrisome. I wrote to Keith Ramsey, one of the owners of Entre…

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An Adventure in Copper Canyon, Mexico, Chapter Seven – Forever Immortalized in the Gossip of Urique

This entry is part 7 of 15 in the series Copper Canyon, Mexico

After three days of self-imposed confinement at blissful Entre Amigos hostel, I finally decided I needed to see the town of Urique. A ten minutes walk down a dusty road brought me to this tiny village of less than 1000 residents at the bottom of Urique Canyon, the deepest chasm within Mexico’s Copper…

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