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Feb 1, 2010, 7:47 PM

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Re: [amyha] Copper Canyon hiking safety?
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My dad was just down there 2 months ago. (He lives part time in Mexico, btw, so he is very familiar with 'how things are' down there on a day-to-day basis.)

He said to be honest, there is no real safe place regardless of where you go, guide or no guide. He said you will probably be able to travel around and be just fine, but there simply is no guarantee. For instance, he has friends in Mexico who refuse to even travel past Copper Canyon via road--they feel it is too dangerous. But my dad decided to go on a little vacation there regardless, so maybe you have to be semi-crazy, ha ha.

He said a local German artist's residence a few doors up the street from where he was staying by Copper Canyon was shot up one night with AK-47s. I think the guy was complaining about noise at night or something.

Another day my dad was pulled off to the side of the road shooting photos when some people pulled over in a truck passing by and told his Mexican companion that they shouldn't be stopping on the road like that--that people get robbed doing such things. They hide out and then come up out of nowhere and rob you.

I think the possibility of getting robbed and/or car-jacked is your biggest problem traveling in Mexico. Every time he comes back to the US he talks about these things happening as a regular part of life down there.

He knows an English-speaking guide if you want to go to Batopiles. I can let you know if you are interested.

(This post was edited by aerili on Feb 1, 2010, 7:49 PM)

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Post edited by aerili () on Feb 1, 2010, 7:49 PM

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