National Monuments and Historic Sites in Mexico

The INAH, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia of Mexico was founded in 1939 under the presidency of Lázaro Cárdenas with the goal of preserving, investigating, and disseminating knowledge of the country’s rich heritage. Part of its task has been the restoration, conservation, and cataloging of the national archaeological, historical, Continue Reading →

El Chepe Day Two

Waking with the dawn and watching the sun invade the horizon from a perch on a clifftop at the highest point of the Chihuahua Pacific railroad (El Chepe) in the Copper Canyons of Mexico was an unforgettable experience. The night before (see the previous post), we had watched the sun Continue Reading →

El Chepe : The Chihuahua-Pacific Train

Years ago, we made a three-day trip into the Copper Canyon (Barrancas del Cobre) on the Chihuahua to Pacific railway in northern Mexico. Watching a recent video (below) on YouTube brought back recollections of the trip and made me want to experience again the majesty of those canyons in northern Continue Reading →