Climbing Mexican mountains, volcanoes and caves.
Climbing Mexico's volcanoes
Pico de Orizaba (Citlateptl) 5700m 18,700ft
Popocatepl 5452m 17,887ft
Iztaccihuatl 5286m 17,342ft
What could be more beautiful than tall ships with sails billowing in the wind as they surge across the ocean? These wonderful sailing ships carry a sense of history and adventure. In June of 2010, many elegant vessels come together in a regatta that will culminate in the port of Veracruz, Mexico from June 23rd through the 28th — a great opportunity to see them in action.
Climbers from the US and Canada looking for a new experience, and more altitude than they can find in the lower 48 states, can fly to Mexico City, and set a personal altitude record on the Mexican Volcanoes. This is a good warm-up trip for an attempt on a 20,000 ft peak in Alaska or South America. As a climber and a long-time fan of Mexico, here is my advice on climbing the Mexican volcanoes.
Adriano is a sixteen-year-old surfer who helps his mother run one of the many small beachside palapas in the resort community of Playa Azul, north of Ixtapa. You won't read about Playa Azul in most ...
Many attractions allow for pairs or small groups to enjoy them together. It's perfect for an exotic family reunion - there's something for everyone.
Ex-haciendas have a feeling of elegance that you can experience only in Mexico.
( Part One: 32 Acres of Aqua Fun)
As if the water park weren't enough, the buildings of the hacienda still stand and ha...
Just twenty minutes from downtown Cuernavaca, you pass from the noisy, hot traffic of Temixco, Mexico, into the relaxation and fun of the Ex-Hacienda de Temixco water park. As you walk through the gate...
(To Part One: Loreto and San Javier)
North of Loreto, the highway leaves the coast until about half way to Mulegé, at which point the Bahía de Concepción (Conception Bay) suddenly comes...
Baseball is not the oldest ballgame in the Americas
Forget modern "traditions" like the World Series! Forget soccer, tennis and golf! By far the oldest ballgame in the Americas is the little known ga...
When someone mentions "dogs" and "Mexico" in the same sentence, most people think immediately of the cute Chihuahua, small in proportions and large in personality but commonly dismissed by lovers of larger dogs as a small and unimportant "toy" breed.
The world's first patent for a color TV was granted to a young Mexican inventor.
Guillermo González Camarena was just 23 years old in 1940 when he submitted his application in Mexico for a US Patent....
As soon as you walk in the gates of PAO (Parque Aquatico Oaxtepec) you know that everyone in your family is going to have fun. Right in front of the entrance is a sparkling pool with child-accessible w...
Gary West with Salvador
A fishin' we will go, a fishin' we will go; hi, ho, the merry-o, a fishin' we will go.
Second son Gary came to the west end of Lake Chapala, to the suburbs of Jocotepec, in ...
Mouth of the spring at Las Huertas
As far as I can tell, there is only one campground guide for Mexico, and this is it. Luckily, it is a good one, recently revised in 2001.
I have seen one other book on camping in Mexico, but it did not have information on specific campgrounds. We used this book for a recent RV trip and found it useful and accurate.
"But I haven't played bridge since college."
"The last time I played bridge, Ely Culbertson was the authority."
"I've just been too busy earning a living to find time for Bridge."
Sound familiar? We...