Hotel Paraiso del Oso
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... to another rim of the Copper Canyon. The Copper Canyon is a national park in Mexico and is one of the highest and most rugged sections of the Sierra Madre Occidental. More than 90 million years ago, during the Tertiary age, the northwest of present day Mexico suffered intense volcanic activity. Thousands of volcanoes rose up everywhere and covered an extensive area with their lava spills and volcanic ash. These deposits formed great plateaus, some of ...
... in the 1920s many of which came from Manitoba, Canada. The Mennonites are known for their cheese production and continue their traditional way of life in Mexico, including their form of dress which involves long skirts and head coverings for the women and round, wide brimmed hats for the men.
My train ride to Chihuahua took about 7 hours...but nearly didn't happen at all. Before I boarded the train I'd checked at my lodgings for the price of the ticket and ...
... I just carried on, until I reached a small hut that they must have recently walked from. The way the path was it meant I had to go through there to carry on through and there was no way of avoiding coming into contact with the people that lived there.
Naturally they were a bit surprised to see an English guy walking through the middle of a monsoon, but the rain was that bad at this point (and my water supply pretty low) so accepted their invitation to seek some ...
... 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.
... took about 8 minutes (24 km/hr) to descend to a nice plateau that we could walk around, about halfway into the canyon. People can choose to hike down a bit further to visit a Raramuri village called Bacajipare. The cable car's last run up the mountain was at 5 p.m. so we didn't have time to do this. The cable car costs about $20 p.p.