room we stayed our first night, gomez-frias
road to Creel
first view of the mountains to come.
looking onto street from our balcony at our hostel. we stayed in Creel for three days.
view to the East. we would be running up there twice in the next three days.
view of entrance to hostel.
view day out on the trails. will go something like three or miles this day.
it was beautiful and nice and clear.
looking down at farm down below our trail.
nice view down below where some of the indians lived.
it just kept getting prettier has we jogged/hiked along a trail used by the indians.
what can i say.
view looking out from the hostel.
what's this, a BEER?
first night out eating at a local eatery. that's Jamil, Nick, Alexa and Mark.
local art. never thought of asking if they were for sale.
late at night we went into the courtyard of the hostel for some BEER'S.
Steve, Jamil and Nick just hanging.
street outside of hostel.
just a building on a corner in town.
front of where we ate last night.
main street looking south
main street looking north
get your ride to see the local area.
this place we got internet access the second day. had coffee/coca and posole for breakfast. nice place with a huge fireplace. later that morning it rained, hail and a light snow.
any sign reading bar open and i'm there.
Best Western, this is where Mark and Alexa stayed.
this is lady that worked at a side cafe that made pizza in an old fashion oven. they were the best. plus great fresh salads.
Alexa doing homework. she is a college student/part time worker at a running store.
Jamil and Nick clowning around while catching up on their E-mail.
Skin of local Bengal tigher, not.
They had some great painting/photos displayed on the walls.
Looking down at lobby from the 2nd floor.
Displayed photos of Indian child.
Another shot for 2nd floor
this is where i spent most of my time.
First there was Black Bull and then came along Red Bull.
Street outside our hostel where the train came by. The train station is just down the tracks.
Nick in the breakfast area in the hostel.
This dog followed us around the three days we stayed in Creel. Nice friendly dog always looking for hand outs.
Side view of hostel.
Tuesday March 2nd. Maria, from Arizona, Jamil, Nick and later they meet up with Mark, Alexa, Andrew and Julie. And off they went for a training run for 6 plus miles.
I went for a walk while they ran. I hurt myself the day we all ran on Monday. Came across this church.
Training coming into town.
Alexa, chow hound eating at the pizza cafe.
Andrew and Julie.
Nick, connected to the outside world.
First view of the canyons to come. Just as beautiful if not more than the Grand Canyon. This was a stop on the way to Rancho del Oso after leaving Creel.
Awesome view of canyon.
Alexa, Nick, Maria, Jamil and Mark.
Same but El Perro Cerveza somehow got into the shot.
Arrived at Rancho del Oso. Chek the rock formation of Yoggie Bear.
Ashot of room witn bunk beds. $12.00 dollars a night.
View of some other rock formations.
View of courtyard.
Jamil fast asleep.
Alexa sleeping as well.
Jamil in a better sleeping position.
Do not awake her.
Front view of Rancho del Oso.
View back of Ranco.
Just a few horses.
View looking down into Copper Canyon to the city below, Urique.
Road that dropped a little over 6,000 feet.
About to enter the town where will stay for 5 days.
Papaya i believe. It was very lush here with lots of gardens and green to be seen everywhere.
Views around town. To unwind myself, Andrew and Julie walked around the streets.
View of hotel we are staying at.
We went over to the river just a ways from the main street.
View across the river.
Workers building a street. All done my manual labor.
By the weekend it was done.