Saturday, December 17, 2011

Barrancas de Cobre: Copper Canyon

Painting of Tarahumara Indian in the Hotel del Mirador (Viewpoint Hotel into the canyon!)
Home of the Tarahumara Indians, a fleet-footed tribe that lives in and famously run along the canyons. Women wear traditional colorful dresses and augment their subsistence living by sale of their beautiful crafts - baskets, jewelry, clothing. This is also the area where the Menonites settled in 1922, and they sell their cheese locally.
Chepe Train ride was pleasant, long and safe. The tracks through the mountains give your heart pause.
We enjoyed several days here staying at Cabinas Senor Diaz, and touring with his son, Jose, to see the area. Horseback riding highlighted our final morning before the 9 hour train ride back to "Topo".

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