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  •  Thanks for bringing me back... (7+ / 0-)

    The slideshow gives a great feel for the place - all that strange green, coppery rock and some of the immensity and distances involved. I've since read a lot of the history of the place and just about every desperado that had to get away from the Mexican Army or the states ends up heading into those mountains and it's not surprising why... you can just disappear.

    When you put a sign up next to a freeway, people will read it until someone takes it down.

    by freewayblogger on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:32:21 AM PST

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    •  A Huapoca Canyon guide book page says stay on the (2+ / 0-)
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      trail as drug growers may be growing in the upper barrancas and be dangerous.

      Don’t wander off the paths to the archaeological sites. The terrain is very rough and it would be unlikely to find help should you need it. Also, drug cultivators may occupy the barrancas of the remote Huapoca Canyon.
      And the cliff dwellings in Huapaco Canyon! I had not heard of them either, I wear ignorance like a shirt!

      In the discussions about Pueblo culture, somehow they are ignored, or mentioned in passing, or I just forgot, but they seem so relevant to such discussion.

      And then there is a State Dept warning against travel to Chihuahua region right now especially, as Ciudad Juarez has the highest murder rate etc.
      Kidnappings of usa-arians is popular as well.

      Maybe covered in other comments by now..I don't know if this has screwed the Copper Canyon tourist business and the Railway ride or not.

      Sorry to get off the path, diarywise, that's the way I get home. And of course you weren't on a tourist path either.

      What a fantastic place. Thanks again.

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 12:30:36 PM PST

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