What an exciting two weeks weÂ´ve encountered.Â Â Will offer a more thorough update when we get to Creel in the Baranca del Cobre,Â internet access has proved less thanÂ ideal south of the border.Â Be patient.
Â Â Â Â Â Â We are all happy and in good health climbing up into the Sierra Madres.Â We have not seen mountains like this on our entire trip and they are daunting at times.Â Yesterday we climbed about 5-6000 feet in elevation and made a grand total of 40 kilometers in a single day.Â Up, up, up… one brief mile downhill, and then continue back up, up, up.Â Â Fortunately, weÂ´ve reached the Pine Trees and cooler nights, but that is not to stop us from our easily enjoyed daily siesta.Â We will continue to climb for the next couple days.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Our maps are unbelievably unreliable and deceptive.Â We are never quite sure where we are going and what resources we can rely on when we get to the next…is that a puebla..or a city?Â Is that on the road, or is it going to be 10 kilometers to the side?Â Main roads become dirt roads and dirt roads appear to be main roads.Â Our map is like a bad friend, better than nothing, but it sure can be lame.
Â Â Â Â Â Here is a brief view of what weÂ´ve been up to.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Sean giving the locals a ride.
Constantly attacked by Â¨los ninos/as” de las ciudades.
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This is supposed to be a main highwayÂ according to our map.Â Â
Goat swimming with his bike.
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A little relaxtion in the parque del ciudad.