Copper Canyon Trails: Hike & Explore with Carl Franz

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Carl's Copper Canyon Notebook

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Mexico's Copper Canyon is much more than just one canyon. The vast northwestern Sierra Madre and Sierra Tarahumara include at least 15 major canyons, the homeland of tens of thousands of Tarahumara (Raramuri) Indians, traditional Mexican ranchers, and prospectors. Just a day's travel south of the U.S. border, the Copper Canyon is still remarkably untouched by progress. This is one of America's most exciting, yet least-known regions for hiking, camping, and do-it-yourself adventure.

UPDATE.... : Travel Reports, Tips, Reviews, etc.

Wednesday, April 3, 2002

I've just finished my annual round of guiding hikes in Chihuahua. Lorena and I have things to attend to at our cabin in northwest Washington, so rather than hang out at our favorite Mexican beach for a while, we'll soon be driving north into the rainy country. Before we leave, however, I'm in a rush to get at least a portion of the new information I've gathered this past season onto this website. I've had a lot of email inquiries lately about the Copper Canyon, Chihuahua, and the Sierra Madre, so I consider this an urgent project. First of all, though, I have to give those of you who read this website faithfully, a bit of technical background.... click here to read my review of Tinderbox

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Copyright 1972 - 2002 by Carl Franz and Lorena Havens. Published by Carl Franz on 4/5/02 using version 1.0.1b2 of Tinderbox for Macintosh.

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