Old Silvertrail

Smoke filled mountains and valley above the small town of Munearachi
Smoke filled mountains and valley above the small town of Munearachi

We are going Hiking for couple of days. We are going to walk part of the old silver trail that goes from Batopilas to Chihuahua. The part we will do is from Cusarare to Batopilas. If we have not gotten enough after that we will go from Batopilas to Urique. The plan was to go by horse. Hier a mule and a guide (which we still might). Walk for the most part. Then take bus and finally take the train back. The horses have now been canceled. It should not be to difficult trip. The most difficult thing has been the planing and getting information. Our friend Norberto the Rancher has been very helpful with informations. Still there was lot to do and one of the things was trying to find maps. It is no good to have maps if you cant use them. I have never ever calculated position from a map. So I had to find out and on top of that I had to fully learn how to use the GPS. Then we had to go all over town to find food that was light enough to carry and calculate the food need. Most difficult was though getting informations about the routs we wanted to go. The first two one was shot down by every body we talked to. In the end Norberto gave us a book to read that he said could be of grate help. After Guðny quickly read that and comparedg the descriptions there with things we had read on the net and in books and magazines, the trip was clear. Now in about a half an hour we will start the journey. So don't expect any updates to the site until we get back. That is if we get back. The biggest risk in this area is getting lost. Getting lost means you might wander into a field of Marijuana and that might not make the farmer happy. Norberto told us we should not worry. We would have to get really really lost to end there. The army cant find these places so it is unlikely that we would. There are any ways no crops now. They have harvested already the winter crop. The good thing about our plan is that if it gets to hot and we would like to quit it is not difficult. We go through many small towns that are almost abandoned and then also some bigger. Until later Hasta luego

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