|01-05-2007, 07:14 AM||#21|
Joined: Dec 2001
We really hated to leave this place.
The hosts were great, but we must say adios and move on.
What goes up..........must come down.
Looked around Batopilas for maps, directions, phone, etc.
There are some nifty castings to be found all over the place.
Really impressive how proud the locals are of their town. Young and old were constantly sweeping or cleaning up.
What did you do Christmas? This guy painted his wall.
note the 6" trim brush.
Follow the river out of town for a nice easy ride to The Lost Cathedral of Satevo:
They had a fiesta inside the church the night before.
WE fianlly got to riding west towards San Ignacio. It's a fast climb out of this canyon. Looking back towards Satevo:
We thought we were lost and did this road up the mountain a few times. Back to Botapilas for directions. Everyone has an idea, but nothing for certain. Our GPSs told us to gao back and take what we eventually found out was a foot trail to Ceracahui.
We went to the store that had a sign painted on the front announcing that they had maps, topos, guides, etc. They had no maps and no idea how to get where we wanted to go. That theme would continue throughout the day.
Back up the mountain to San Ignacio:
SC making dust. We are not sure where we are going, but we are going to get there fast.
This was some sweet riding!
I couldn't resist stopping to ask directions everytime I saw someone. It turned into more of a poll, with different answers from everyone. We found out later that the locals mostly know where the next town is, and not much more.
This guy was making Adobes. Merry Christmas!
You can really rip on most of this road.
Thanks for all the help with this report!!
Even though you can rip out here, it takes a while to get anywhere. The roads go from great to rugged to in and out of sand washes.
The Rio Urique:
From the river crossing to Ceracahui was IMO the best riding of the trip.
From a river crossing to snow in a matter of a few hours.
It was getting late, (that's how we roll) so we didn't get a lot of pics through here.
Made it to Ceracahui at dark. Just in time for SC to get to the official cervezaria/bunker to get some Tecates. They had any kind of beer you want, as long as you want Tecate.
Rolling to Urique next...........................
|01-05-2007, 09:16 AM||#24|
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Friendsville, TN
Great pics, thanks. Been there a couple of times, but not the section beyond Bato. Now I have to go back...
|01-05-2007, 09:50 AM||#27|
get in or go in
Joined: Dec 2004
bravo!....I like your schedule...some folks thought we were odd for riding from Creel to Bato for lunch and MArgaritas and back to Creel...good job
|01-05-2007, 09:57 AM||#28|
Joined: Dec 2001
At Justin Lopez's place:
If you want a friend, get a dog.
Can't miss it, just right past the tunnel.
Nice, simple rooms with all the firewood you can burn! Sorry Justin.
Justin can be reached here:
Great guy and very knowledgeable about the area.
Hard to believe we rode through about 20 miles of forest just outside of town and this is the best X-Mas tree they could find.
Every town has a mission. The one in Ceracahui was one of the better.
Gotta love the satelite dish!
Another nice window:
Mexican Security (for the lawyers out there).
Rolling to Urique looking back at Ceracahui.
Just beginning the descent into Urique.
Creep has a dopey look in this pic, so I have to post it.
Much more calm and composed.
The ride into Urique Canyon is every bit as breathtaking as the drop into Batopilas.
Let's take some pics of ROCKS!!
This is when you first get a view of the village of Urique down in the bottom.
These kids were at a lookout. We gave them some X-Mas money for a pic.
My current screensaver while it is winter outside here.
I wish I was back home cruising around the mall looking for that perfect parking place.
I hear they have some great sales going on today.
Weaving a basket out of yucca leaves.
This really is the "Grand Canyon of Mexico"..............
............and we get to ride in it!!!!
This guy was in a bit of a jamb. It is actually fairly steep right there.
|01-05-2007, 09:58 AM||#29|
Joined: Jul 2006
I have a KTM 525 EXC and a 650 V strom, which should I take to Copper Canyon? I did not see any technical trails in your pictures other than the steps.
What would you recommend?
|01-05-2007, 10:13 AM||#30|
Joined: Dec 2005
I like your pictures. We got down there just after the blizzard. We were snowed in for two days in Creel. I rode down the highway to the 160 km marker but there was just too much snow to get off road. We had a blast anyway.
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