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  • Mt. Bierstadt Group Summit - Front Range, Colorado
  • A rest before the summit push on Dallas Peak - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Broken Ankle + 6 Miles = Tired
  • The classic San Juan approach - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Overlooking Noname Basin from Twin Thumbs Pass - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Upper Noname Basin - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Nearing Noname Cabin - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Twin Thumbs Twins - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Nearing the summit of Pt. 13,736 - Sawatch Range, Colorado
  • Blustery day on Iowa Peak - Sawatch Range, Colorado
  • Morning snow at 15k, Cerro Ramada - Cordillera Ramada
  • Artesonraju from the summit of Nevado Pisco - Cordillera Blanca, Peru
  • February crowds on Gray's Peak - Front Range, Colorado
  • Kicking steps on Cerro Lliani - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
  • Final traverse to the summit of Wheeler Mountain - Ten Mile Range, Colorado
  • The long walk to Pachanta - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
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    Afternoon at 17k on Cerro Ramada - Cordillera Ramada, Argentina
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    The final ridge on Iowa Peak - Sawatch Range, Colorado
  • Summer summit on Longs Peak - Front Range, Colorado
  • A rest day at the Pachanta Hot Springs - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
  • Mind over matter on Mt. Parnassas - Front Range, Colorado
  • Rest stop on Cerro Lliani - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
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    Post nap surprise on Cerro Ramada - Cordiller Ramada, Argentina
  • Summit on Cerro Lliani - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
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    Ridge walking on Grizzly Peak - Sawatch Range, Colorado
  • Enroute the summit via the West Ridge on Pacific Peak - Ten Mile Range, Colorado
  • Mule train bound for Chilca - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
  • Taking in the view from Fletcher Peak - Ten Mile Range, Colorado
  • Hiking on Silverheels - Mosquito Range, Colorado
  • Traversing! Gladstone Peak - San Juan Range, Colorado
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    The best of times at Willow Lake - Sangre de Christo Range, Colorado
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    High Altitude Cerebral Edema? - Cordillera Ramada, Argentina
  • Bound for Chilca - Vilcanota Range, Peru
  • Going alpine light, Holy Cross Ridge - Sawatch Range, Colorado
  • Cumbre! Campa I - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
  • Roadside lunch with the best of company - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
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    Long ridge walk to the summit of California Peak - Sangre de Christo Range, Colorado
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    Crossing el Rio Colorado . . . in the afternoon - Cordillera Ramada, Argentina
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    Dealing with Fall snows high on Casco Peak - Sawatch Range, Colorado
  • Moonrise over Mercedario - Cordillera Ramada, Argentina
  • Still climbing at 20,900 on Cerro Ramada - Cordiller Ramada, Argentina
  • Talus on Halo Ridge, Mt. of the Holy Cross - Sawatch Range, Colorado
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    Deteriorating conditions on Mt. Arkansas - Ten Mile Range, Colorado
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    After the climb - Cordillera Ramada, Argentina
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    Taking in the view from the summit of Crystal Peak - Tenmile Range, Colorado
  • Topping out on Mt. Arkansas' North Couloir - Mosquito Range, Colorado
  • Glissade on Mt. Arkansas - Mosquito Range, Colorado
  • Hard snow morning on Teakettle Mountain - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Spring snow announces the start of the climb on Dallas Peak - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Crossing the Eolus Catwalk - San Juan Range, Colorado

Copper Canyon

Los Mochis to Chihuahua - January 2, 1986

Catching a cab to the station was a snap and we had our packs stashed in the overhead above our seats and had staked out a proper vestibule when the train lurched to a start at 7:30 thenext morning. The trip to Chihuahua takes all day and this time we would be doing it without a multiple day layover. We knew which side to satnd on wehn and what was coming up i te way of sights. We lumbered back up into the hills, crossed out of Sinaloa and back into Chihuahua state and through the same towns and dingy rail yards. We passed a well burned caboose that had obvioulsy produced quite a bit of excitement in the hours before we arrived and we passed teh same converted boxards that railorad employees' families called home.

Wehn we got to Divisdero, we were off the train with the rest of the toursits, not to buy baskets (got mine the afternoon we got out of the canyon) but to get a couple of burritos to go. I was standing in line when I heard the train horn that tells one adn all to get backon the train as the show is about to move in about a minute. My burritos were not ready so I told that lady that I was sorry but that I had to go, like right now. She insisted that there was no hurry. I told her, no, I ahd to go and again she siad the train would not leave without me. Like I'm going to fall for that so she can net another twenty five cetns. i stepped out of line and as I moved for the door, a hand grabbed my shoulder and told me to stop, that there was no hurry. then the train blew its horn one more time, the last time and I said no,i gotta go. The fellow behind me, however diagreed and introduced himself as the engineer and told me that the train was not waiting for me but that it would wait for him. The gal behidn the counter hadned me my two burritos and handed the engineer about sic of them . . . along with a cold si pack of beer to chase them down with.

teh two of us walked out of the tienda together to the train, I climbed up into the first coach and he passed the six packs up to his fireman before he climbed up the steps into the locomotive cab. I'd swear that the ride down after about a half hour was smoother and the engineer's touch on the throttle had none of the couple banging crack the whip effect it had before the stop at Divisidero. We passed through Creel and then down onto the high plains that lead back to Chihuahua city. Again, we arrived after dark but that was no problem, we took a cab back to the sam hotel as before and later found a nice hole in the wall restauant that cooked a mean dinner that we were more than ready for. Dan's knee was feeling mcuh better, his stomach had settled a few days before and we were taking in Mexico, lingo and all.