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Climbing volcanoes in Mexico Richard Ferguson

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. read more

Arroyo El Carbon in Guadalajara's Primavera Forest John Pint

In most places, a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, but not in many parts of Jalisco's Primavera Forest, located at the western edge of Guadalajara, Mexico's second-biggest cit... read more

Geology of Guadalajara's Primavera Forest: A Peace Corps volunteer's passionate tribute John Pint

On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, the first book ever on the geology of the Primavera Forest was launched at ITESO University in Guadalajara. La Apasionante Geología del Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna La Primavera was written by U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer and geologist Barbara Dye during her two years of service at the woodland sanctuary... read more

A Brief Guide to Mexico's Primavera Forest John Pint

Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city happens to be situated right next to a beautiful pine and oak forest covering more than 36,000 hectares (139 square miles). For as long as anyone can remember,... read more

La Maria: A picturesque crater lake in the shadow of Colima's Fire Volcano John Pint

Beneath the high walls of an ancient crater, you glide across the placid lake in a rowboat, mesmerized. "This is surely the most peaceful place in all Mexico and definitely one of the most beautiful," ... read more

Tala, Jalisco: A thousand-year-old Mexican city inside a geological wonderland John Pint

Tala is a small town located 30 kilometers due west of Guadalajara and best known for its large, government-operated sugar refinery, infamous for being the major polluter of Lake La Vega. Two thousand... read more

The Magic Circle: Mexico's five ecosystems meet around Guadalajara John Pint

For a while I've been asking myself how it's possible that I keep finding new natural wonders to write about after 25 years of living near Guadalajara. So, one day I sat down with a map and drew a circ... read more

Exploring caves in Mexico: the speleologist's new frontier John Pint

Soaking wet and covered with mud, we followed the narrow underground stream deeper and deeper into the cave until we found ourselves standing about three meters above a pool of undetermined depth. The ... read more

Did you know? Chihuahua caves house the world's largest crystals Tony Burton

The world’s largest natural crystals (of selenite, said to enhance sex drive) have been discovered in caverns in Chihuahua. Early in 2001, news emerged of a truly extraordinary discovery in caver... read more

Did you know? Dinosaur bones in Mexico Tony Burton

Thousands of dinosaur bones have been found in northern Mexico. Bones literally litter the ground. Here's a femur; there's a tibia; vertebrae, ribs, skulls... Dozens of dinosaurs, including the world... read more

Hats off to Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas Tony Burton

Several small towns in northern Mexico offer a welcome respite and interesting overnight stop for tourists bored by the long and monotonous stretches of desert driving on their way south. One such dest... read more

Did you know? The world's smallest volcano is in Puebla, Mexico Tony Burton

The Cuexcomate volcano, in a suburb of the city of Puebla, is generally considered to be the world's smallest volcano.   The world's smallest volcano Weighing in at an estimated 40 metric tons, i... read more

Volcanoes in Mexico Ron Mader

When Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés was asked to describe Mexico in the early 1500s, he is said to have crumpled up a piece of paper and set it on a table, demonstrating Mexico's mountainous land... read more

Did you know? Small village in Mexico wins UN Development Prize Tony Burton

Every two years, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) awards the Equator prize (worth 30,000 dollars) to communities that have shown "outstanding achievement in the reduction of poverty thro... read more

Did you know? An early ascent of Mexico's highest peak, El Pico de Orizaba Tony Burton

Scientists first explored El Pico de Orizaba, Mexico's highest peak, as long ago as 1838. El Pico de Orizaba, or Citlaltépetl (= star), is Mexico's highest peak, with a summit 5,746 meters (18,853 fe... read more

The Volcanoes of Colima Tony Burton

The Volcán de Fuego In the past 400 years, the Volcán de Fuego has been the most active volcano in Mexico, and indeed one of the most active in the world, having erupted at least 30 times sin... read more

The magnetic deserts of the world - Zone of Silence, Mexico, gateway to the universe Armin Gómez

A desert whose immensity borders mountains that look like craters, where an abundance of aereolites are scattered around it, just like the memory of a test missile that fell in its arid territory, make the mysterious Zone of Silence in the north of Mexico a sidereal scene. The magnificent vista of the celestial vault from there contributes to this impression; it permits one to appreciate the constant showers of stars and of some artificial satellites in movement, accompanied by the blanket of silence that effectively covers this faraway place where, it is said, the radios' electromagnetic waves cannot penetrate. read more

AREA AROUND THE COLIMA VOLCANO Area around the Colima volcano Discussion Thread Forum

Posted by dave on Mayo 04, 2000 Can anyone tell me what the area is like around the Colima volcano? I am interested in learning if there are any small villages, lakes and nice valleys around the... read more
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