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Travel Blogs from Cerocahui
... continued the ride down.
We only saw one other vehicle (the man was changing a tire), and a bicyclist! A big international bicycle race had just been run, in the canyon, called 'The Route of Adventure'. The 100 km route was a real challenge for all participants on this rough road, with variations in altitude from 100 to 500 meters with a final descent of 1500 meters ending in Batopilas. We saw markers for the race all along the road.
... 2 p.m., as it takes about 2 hours to zipline down to a plateau where you can take the cable car back up. By the way, future plans include an 8th line that will go between the cable cars, and it will apparently be the fastest and longest in the world. Cost is about $50 p.p.
The Via Ferrata looked pretty scary. People can climb more than 300 ...
... us back to Victor's, where
after much talk Carlos (as we find out is his name), relieves me of 20 pesos.
He's off like a shot to the store. Victor arrives soon after,(with Carlos hot
on his heels with Chips and peanuts), and opens the cafeteria. We find out
Carlos is 8 yrs. old (Donna thought he was 5 or so), and lives in the canyon,
but will spend the night in a culvert or wherever if it's too dark to make ...
... about the cabin. It is very reminiscent of the old Rudell cottage on Rutherford's Point, all log & plank walls and exposed log beams, and stone like the old fireplace. I love it! It's cool, but we light the propane wall heater, crawl under the heavy blankets, and are as snug as bugs.
Tomorrow we'll do a driving tour to many of the best viewing sites and likely take the new cable car which spans one of the deepest sections of the ...
... to Cerocahui, where Mario would meet us. A 64 yr old Tarahumara led us, and I had to jog to keep up with him. At one point, we ran across a fresh spring, and Juan noticed an opium plant growing...interesting.. Thirty minutes later I found all his plant buddies, in a field of opium and a Mexican tending them...time to go!!! I wanted to get the hell out of there as fast ...