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Category Archives: The People

Our guests see one of the most amazing places in the world…yet they always return from Copper Canyon saying that it was the people who made their experience.

Miguel Lara Wins Caballo Blanco Ultra

It happened last March–the young standout Raramuri runner won the Caballo Blanco Ultra in Copper Canyon Mexico. He took the field for the third time in the last four years and continue to show why he is the strongest of the Chihuahua runners. Here is the article from The Herald in Spanish: http://www.oem.com.mx/elheraldodechihuahua/notas/n3309597.htm#.UxYw_yXHzzk.facebook Miguel has […]

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Our team in Mexico’s Copper Canyon: What I look for.

Some really skilled leader (I think it was Bill Hybels at Willow Creek) told me that when you hire someone you look for three qualities and they all start with C. I look for these “3 Cs” when I consider people to be a part of my team in Copper Canyon. 1. First is character. […]

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Seven Tarahumara Tips

How to relate to the Tarahumara in Copper Canyon? Here are some pointers on how to interact with the indigenous people of Copper Canyon. As you travel the famed Copper Canyon train, you will see them and cross paths with them. Their culture is changing as the world around them does. Yet they retain their […]

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Copper Canyon Running Trips

Last week we took two of the Copper Canyon runners to Run Rabbit Run in Steamboat Colorado. It was a hugely tough course and frankly we were not quite ready for it. Anyway the guys ran well and we will be back. This journey was the first jaunt in the “Raramuri Running Project”. Actually the […]

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THE trip for street foodies

There are so many ultimately redeeming qualities of the Copper Canyon travel experience for those who truly love to experience other cultures. The Copper Canyon train is in the top seven in the world- everyday it passes through incredible country and has 37 bridges and 86 tunnels. The indiginous people (the Raramuri of “Born to […]

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Vision for Areponapuchi

There’s no “their” there. Gertrude Stein uttered this grim phrase about Oakland. “There’s no there there”. It does well as a description of the tiny town we always experience on our Copper Canyon tours. While Arepo is near some of the most fantastic views, it is unknown. Though it is right at the Posada Barrancas […]

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Jilo and 500 Pesos

I drop by Jilo Mancinas’  little hovel of a house in Areponapuchi. The front area serves as a garden, grazing area for Jilos ponies and parking for his beat up little pickup. Jesinia comes to the door. The pure beauty of this little girl flows. She and her sister Daniela live here with there parents. […]

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Walk Across Juarez

  Walk Across What??? Juarez seems to be the LAST place any sane person would chose to even go to, let alone walk across. Most people assume that my body will end up filled with bullets, decapitated, and hung from some bridge with a scrawled cartel note tied to it. But the actual situation and […]

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Mennonites Country in Chihuahua

Mennonites near Copper Canyon There are some 80,000 Mennonites in Mexico, most of them in Chihuahua. The largest concentration is around Cuauhtemoc. This area is right along the CHEPE train to Copper Canyon and also is traversed by a very serviceable road. History The immigration of these folks mainly from Canada began in 1922 whena deal […]

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The Tarahumara Baskets…Amazing

There are several crafts which the Tarahumara in Copper Canyon produce- some just for their use and most for sale to tourists. There are fabric and woven goods. There are some musical instruments. Often you will see some youngsters who have picked up agates or other special rocks and are making some change selling them. […]

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