Thursday, August 19, 2010

Summer 2007 Car Trip - 53

The last stop we made on the tour was possibly the most breathtaking. In more ways than one!

There were several look out points, protected by broken down post and rail fences. The smart ones among us stayed behind these fences. Of course, there are always tourists who just have to get up to that edge. Fools, all of them.

At any rate, the views into the canyons were awe inspiring.

If you click on the below picture to enlarge it, you can clearly see the pathways below that are used by the local Indians for getting from one canyon to another. These people do a lot of walking!

Here's a shot of one of the out looks that is protected by the aforementioned fences.

And zooming out on it, we can see why!

This was our tour guide for the morning. He walked out to this rock to show us how it wobbles back and forth when you stand on it. And he had on slippery cowboy boots. I gave this invite a pass, for sure!

The rock you see that is two in front of the figure, is the one our guide was standing on and rocking back and forth. See why I declined!

Zooming out gives you an even better view. Scary stuff.

True to his word, we left this place and ended our tour with 20 minutes to spare before the train arrived in Diversadero to whisk us back down to sea level at Los Mochis.
All in all, a very good trip to the Copper Canyon. I would like to go again in the Fall. We were there for the dry season. I would like to see it with the rivers and waterfalls running and all of the foliage green. I bet it is even more stupendous then.

1 comment:

Linda said...

1st time I took a peek at your other blog! Love the photos! That tour guide has a death wish for sure!!!