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Copper Canyon Treks, Winter 1998-99

Part 2 (of 4)
A couple of basic rules for the safe & savvy Copper Canyon hiker:

1: Stop-and-Gawk Rather than admiring the views as you hike. Come to a full stop, plant your feet firmly, and then look around. One misstep here could mean "curtains"!

2: Watch your hands The beautiful cactus you see here loves to hide in cracks and crevices along the trail. Look closely before you reach out to support yourself on a rock.

Burro power! We employ up to 20 burros on these treks, making it possible for the human participants to enjoy the canyon experience without too much pain.
The narrow, boulder-choked canyon bottom -- don't tackle this on your own unless you are a very strong, experienced hiker. My old daydream of kayaking the Urique River faded quickly when I actually saw how brutal such a trip would be.
One of our base camps at the bottom of the Copper Canyon and a favorite swimming hole.
Teresa, our gifted cook, is unanimously acclaimed as the most important member of our expedition. If you have the pleasure of sampling her chiles rellenos (seen roasting below), you'll understand why. Her cheesecake isn't so bad, either....

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