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Old 24 Mar 2007
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this track starts in san juanito through creel, urique and ends in el fuerte. opens with google earth.

san juanito-urique (copper canyon) west to el fuerte - ADVrider
Checking with MapSource. It's all dirty road. Can it be done easy with a big 1150GS + wife + full luggage ridding by a guy who hes little off road experience?

let me refrase: how many miles of dirty road you have from the last 3 years and how hard was that for you?

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Plan to stop just before
Basaseachic Falls for the night. There is a town with nice litte motels. Its a LONG ride...plan on a 12 hour riding day.

I would NOT spend the night in Yecora if you can go further (dump).....but keep in mind....once you leave Yecora...its about 120 miles of twisties till the next decent town with a Motel. (just before the Falls)

Patrick
I wouldn't recommend stopping at Yepachic either (closer to the falls), as I did. One other point that nearly caught me out along the Mex16 is the complete absence of ATM's - I called into a small town (maybe Yecora?) and was told I'd have to go 100 miles or so east to find one! Surprised me on a road that looks reasonable size on the map. And watch out for diesel on the bends!
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The one ATM that is in Creel (maybe it's changed since last year) doesn't always work. I've seen a couple of riding friends very frustrated for a few days.
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I've just remembered there was a really nice place east of Yepachic (wish I'd pushed on to it!), where I had some breakfast in the morning, which had some log cabins etc. In fact log tables and chairs if I remember correctly.

From my tracklog I reckon it was at N28 13.082' W108 14.823', 27 miles east of Yepachic and 3 miles before the Falls' turnoff.

Must be the one you're talking about, Mollydog?

I rode from Los Mochis to Yepachic in a day with no probs (apart from sliding off on diesel on Mex 16!), and if someone wanted to get to Creel I'd have thought this motel near the falls would be an ideal place to stop, then next morning a visit to the falls and a leisurely ride to Creel, which is mainly dirt road (shortest route to San Juanito).

Having said that, if I was doing it again I'd have to try the Choix/El Chorro dirt route, part of which I did when I rode from Justin's Moto Lodge (Cerocahui?) to Batopilas.

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Hello MOllydog,
Can you remmember that Menonite place you mention with more details.
Looks like it could be the same place IanC is talking about, but

IanC, that GPS points at very strange place... no roads near by, south of Yepachic, North of Menelichic, really close to Huajumar. Could be this the place you saw the cabins?

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Yes, the Giua Roji shows a little village on Mex 16 very near Huajumar called Cahuison, very near to Basaseachic falls. I believe this may be where we stayed the night.

Someone took some pics of the place but I can't locate them. Its on the NORTH side of the road and I believe it is only called Cabinas....nothing more. They are Mexican Menonites. A woman and her daughter. About $15 to $20 for a Cabina that sleeps two or three people. Hot water works, fireplaces. Post office and store across road.

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IIRC, dtop1 had posted about staying at those cabins in the past.
Sounds like the trick. if you're running short of daylight.
I got a cabin one time just before the falls (down that road on the left), nice place, but not a good deal at all.
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motels near Copper Canyon

To Starsrout and Mollydog and IanC: the motel you speak of cannot be in Yepachic if you are that close to the Basaseachic falls.To wit , I know from having it listed in my booklet that you are speaking about the Posada de Cahuizori which is located on the north side of Mex 16 at marker km281 on the north side across from the PEMEX station with convenience store in the hamlet of Cahuisori .In ´05 it cost $14US for one person for which you get a cabin-style room with hot&cold water bathroom,TV and a wood burning stove for heat and it has a small restaurant. It is located 5km west of the actual village of Basaseachic and the turnoff to the falls and north rim of the Candameña Cañon. In Basaseachic itself there are a number of motels to choose from at prices a bit higher and if you want to get real fancy you can drive around the east end of the canyon via the road to San Juanito , about 8km around,then back into the National Park of Basaseachic Falls and stay at the Rancho SanLorenzo resort, tent site for $10 or cabins for the family or the whole riding club upwards from $55 ( in'05)
I have a guidebooklet available for folks interested in finding a regular inexpensive hotel for the night, nothing fancy, in a whole lot of places all over Mexico, including the one just mentioned and seven other towns along Mex 16 between Chihuahua and Hermosillo and ten other towns in the Copper Canyon country to the south , yes also Batopilas.
If you would like a copy mail me a certified cheque for $15US for USA destinations, $16 CDN for Canadian buyers and $17.50US for anywhere else in the world. These prices INCLUDE MAILING, hence the variance. Buy the booklet and save a mint on hotel prices, have peace of mind that there will be a place for you to sleep.No reservations required. Check out more details under an earlier posting referring to ¨How to find pensions / rooms for rent¨
Mail to Sjoerd Bakker RR 3 Norwich, Ontario N0J 1P0 Canada
By the way ¨Pension ¨ in Mexico refers to a pay-parking facility , not aroom for rent as in the French.
Also , I do not think that the folks running the place were Mennonites but just ¨regular¨ Mexicans , of course I didnot ask them but they did not speak German amongst themselves and the boss wasn´t wearing the typical bib-coveralls. The real Mennonite country starts farther east in the better farmlands in front of the mountains east of La Junta and around Cuauhtemoc and Alvaro Obregon where the whole countryside is full of their colonies.
I have been away form the site a few days , just wandering around Chiapas and Tabasco paved roads.

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IanC, that GPS points at very strange place... no roads near by, south of Yepachic, North of Menelichic, really close to Huajumar. Could be this the place you saw the cabins?
The GPS co-ords are correct, or at least they are part of my tracklog - if you're looking at WorldMap, or even the Wanderlust improved version, they show no roads there. I remember WorldMap being unusually bad all around this area.

In fact, I had to look twice at Mollydog's posted picture (in Creel). The place looks quite similar, although obviously it's not it. I remember the forecourt being quite steep (above the main road), and rough. It was indeed to the north of the road, with the small restaurant quite close to the road, and up a few steps.

In fact, although I've never met a Menonite before, the "religious woman and daughter" bit does sound right.
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The GPS co-ords are correct, or at least they are part of my tracklog - if you're looking at WorldMap, or even the Wanderlust improved version, they show no roads there. I remember WorldMap being unusually bad all around this area.

In fact, I had to look twice at Mollydog's posted picture (in Creel). The place looks quite similar, although obviously it's not it. I remember the forecourt being quite steep (above the main road), and rough. It was indeed to the north of the road, with the small restaurant quite close to the road, and up a few steps.

In fact, although I've never met a Menonite before, the "religious woman and daughter" bit does sound right.

I got it. I download your tracks from your web site (very good. Thank you for sharing it), and then I can see you rode thru noting ... I just bought WorldMap and so far used it only on Baja, Mexico. Not sure how reliable it is, but inference from your post looks like it's pretty good is it?. I will plan to get to that hotel on the first day from Topo. Maybe leaving hearly in the morning I will be able to do that.
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some train info

This info relates to my trip on the train with my bike back in 2004 (so long ago now but seems like yesterday). My plan was to ride Topolobampo to Creel but I got a little lost and ended the day back in El Fuerte ready to catch the train. There was little info around at the time on the HUBB about this but it was possible.

The first train of the day was the first class train this did not have a goods van. The second did have the goods van and needed a plank to load the bike. The train was of a decent standard too. The tank needed to be empty but the guy at the station bought the lot for a fair price. At Creel it proved tricky to get the bike off the train and I had to enlist the help of some other passengers to get the bike onto a trolley and then from the trolley to the platform. The rear tyre had been deflated to stop the bike moving - wasn't best impressed with that but heho.

Splendid train ride though and while it was disappointing to miss out on the ride to Creel there is plenty of great riding once you get up there.

Hope this helps someone. Not been on the HUBB for a while.

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