Eli Navarrez and his wife (potters in Mata Ortiz) do fine painting and even travel to the US from time to time to do presentations.
The Copper Canyon train as it climbs through the apple orchards of the Menonnite areas.
Efrain Lucero- one of the potters at Mata Ortiz.
The Lonely Planet guidebook for Mexico is one of the best. Its section on Copper Canyon gives a good overview of the area.
Our friend from Copper Canyon trails do a great job with rough trips into the interior.
Esperanza Tena and Eusebio Sandoval specialize in bright colors and nice proportions an their pots.
Every day tons of products and materials flow across the border both ways–including some weapons to the consternation of the Mexicans.
It snowed big time in January 2013 along the Copper Canyon train. Our Copper Canyon tours sometimes encounter this–but usually it is warm and nice.
Miguel Lara- one of the Raramuri runners- with some of his medals at San Isidro Lodge.
Running with the Tarahumara in Copper Canyon.
Horses are always an option for an afternoon in Copper Canyon.
Construction at the saddle on the base for the new gondola. Notice the Mirdaor Hotel in the background. We stopped here on our way out from the bottom of the canyon and enjoyed a bit of goat broth and blue corn tortillas with some silent Tarahumara workers.
Tina and Eusebio Sandoval with me in Mata Ortiz.