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Gmburns2000


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Living in Potrero  (North_America: Mexico)
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So, I know folks head down to Potrero for a few weeks at a time sometimes, but has anyone gone down for a few months (say: Dec - April)?

What are long-term accommodations like? Can a person bring a camper and camp out with decent facilities close to the rock? Any warnings regarding staying there for several months instead of just a few weeks?

Just curious what peoples' experiences have been.

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(and yes, I've done some research. I'm just curious to know what folks have done / suggest)


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I'm curious to hear the latest. I'm pretty close, but haven't been yet. Still a lot of violence down there as far as I know.


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Although i am by no means an expert on Potrero or Mexico, I have been to EPC a few times and traveled a lot in Mexico.

I was last there about 4 months ago. Hildalgo was fine, as usual. I don't know what the situation was in any of the larger surrounding towns. Potrero Ed would have more up to date info.

I have seen folks camp at Posada for months at a time. I have also met folks who have rented houses for longer periods for cheap. My longest stay was 12 days, but a lot of people stay longer. Again, I am sure that Ed could shed some more light on this if you PM him.

Good luck with your trip. I hope that you have a great time.


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ncrockclimber wrote:
Although i am by no means an expert on Potrero or Mexico, I have been to EPC a few times and traveled a lot in Mexico.

I was last there about 4 months ago. Hildalgo was fine, as usual. I don't know what the situation was in any of the larger surrounding towns. Potrero Ed would have more up to date info.

I have seen folks camp at Posada for months at a time. I have also met folks who have rented houses for longer periods for cheap. My longest stay was 12 days, but a lot of people stay longer. Again, I am sure that Ed could shed some more light on this if you PM him.

Good luck with your trip. I hope that you have a great time.

Yeah, not sure if it's going to happen, but I'm considering it over another option I have. Right now this is the second option if other things don't fall through.

I'll PM Potrero Ed to see what he thinks about long-term stays there.

Thanks!


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Greg, Ask Potreroed. He can give you the low down.

I know several people who spend the winter. You can camp or you can rent a castita (cheap).


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gblauer wrote:
Greg, Ask Potreroed. He can give you the low down.

I know several people who spend the winter. You can camp or you can rent a castita (cheap).

Yeah, just did.

Not sure I want to camp for a few months in a tent, so I'm kind of looking at some other options (i.e. - hauling a camper down there).

How cheap is cheap for the castitas, and are they close to the climbing?

We'll see what he says.


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