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A Guide to West Mexico's Guachimontones by John PintA GUIDE TO WEST MEXICO'S GUACHIMONTONES AND SURROUNDING AREA: THE LOST CIVILIZATION OF TEUCHITLAN

GUÍA A LOS GUACHIMONTONES:
LA CIVILIZACIÓN PERDIDA DE TEUCHITLÁN
Outdoors in Western Mexico Volume 2OUTDOORS IN WESTERN MEXICO 2
 25 great new sites for hiking, camping or picnicking
Spanish and English in one volume!

AL AIRE LIBRE EN LAS CERCANIAS DE GUADALAJARA 2
25 nuevos sitios para caminar o acampar
Un sólo volumen en español e inglés


World's Longest Cave is Coming to Mexico! - Photo by David DusekWORLD'S LONGEST CAVE IS COMING TO MEXICO!

Chris Lloyd on the exploration of beautiful Pool Tunich Cave, "The Belly Button" in Quintana Roo
Plus: With 335 kms of passages, Sistema Sac Actún is now the second-longest cave on earth

LA CUEVA MÁS LARGA DEL MUNDO ESTÁ POR LLEGAR A MÉXICO
Victor Cocula and basalt molcajeteTHE BASALT SCULPTORS OF SAN LUCAS
Hard work, hard rock and mind the flying chips!  Colima artisans from Aprecio por México come to learn new techniques.
Visit to Amparo Mine Ghost TownA VISIT TO THE GHOST TOWN OF AMPARO
Amparo was home to some of Mexico's richest gold and silver mines, but it had its dark side...
Adela Breton's Sketches of the GuachimontonesADELA BRETON'S
SKETCHES OF THE GUACHIMONTONES


British archaeological artist visited Teuchitlán in 1896
What was an unmarried Victorian gentlewoman doing in Mexico before the turn of the century, 5500 miles from home?
Santa Clara del CobreTHE CHARMS OF
SANTA CLARA DEL COBRE
 Copper kettles, footballs on fire, plus: The Mapping of Killer Cave
Scouting Tequila VolcanoSCOUTING TEQUILA VOLCANO

Mexico's Canal 22 to launch TV series on Guadalajara's "Magic Circle"
First Geologic Study of Jalisco ObsidianROCOCO

Cuando mi esposo, John Pint, y yo, vivíamos en Dhahrán, Arabia Saudita, viví una experiencia  mágica...
First Geologic Study of Jalisco ObsidianFIRST GEOLOGIC STUDY OF JALISCO'S OBSIDIAN DEPOSITS

Chris Lloyd finds 300 obsidian mines in Ahuisculco's Selva Negra Reserve
Subterraneo Newsletter PDF downloadsMEXICO'S SISTEMA HUAUTLA

"WORLD'S GREATEST CAVE"
Explorer's Club member Bill Steele on the latest expedition to a cave system now 75.5 kilometers long
Subterraneo Newsletter PDF downloadsSUBTERRÁNEO NEWSLETTER DOWNLOADS

Caves of western Mexico: Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit and Michoacán
PDF files of past explorations and cave maps
Al Jazeera in Mexico: Best World News?AL JAZEERA IN MEXICO

Expats in Mexico answer the question: what is the best world news service?
El Salto de JuanacatlánANDADOR DE LA AMISTAD
INTERPRETIVE TRAIL
Learn the names of plants and trees while taking this short hike in Pinar de la Venta
El Salto de JuanacatlánEL SALTO DE JUANACATLÁN

Is Mexico's most infamous waterfall finally clean? These falls used to churn up billows of toxic foam which could strip the paint off a car. See the results of a recent visit to the cascades once known as "Mexico's Niagara."
Petroglyphs of Presa de la LuzTHE SABIUS PROJECT
A new app invented by Mexican students connects savvy seniors to young people thirsting for knowledge
Petroglyphs of Presa de la LuzTHE REMARKABLE PETROGLYPHS OF PRESA DE LA LUZ
So far over 600 petroglyphs have been found, including 11 Pecked Crosses
The Best Doctor in the WorldHACIENDA LABOR DE RIVERA

A 400-year-old Mexican Treasure Restored to its Former Glory
The Best Doctor in the WorldTHE BEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD
Harvard investigates the Placebo Effect--and the Self-Healing System which produces it.
Los Chorros de Tala RevisitedLos Chorros de Tala Revisited

Picturesque falls, Magic Rocks and cozy cabins in the woods
Fight to save a Mexican Forest
Bosque Alto
The fight to save a Mexican forest
Project 14 by Guadalajara kidsProject 14: Seedbombs
Amazing Guadalajara children work to make the world a better place
Mexican Geoparks announcedMexico announces candidates for Unesco Geopark status
Guadalara's Primavera Forest is in the running!
Camping at Guava BeachCamping at Guava Beach on the Salty River

Natural hot and cold running water all year round.
Salva Rodriguez crosses America by bicyclePhilosopher-on-a-Bicycle Salva Rodríguez
Crosses America
An Excerpt from his new book
Isla Grande, Jalisco, MexicoISLA GRANDE
A unique place to make friends with animals
Río de la Pasión, México
Aztec “superfood” Tecuitlatl
makes comeback as Spirulina



“Something green and slimy is growing in that vat!”
Río de la Pasión, México
SECRETS OF PASSION RIVER

Río de la Pasión has it all: Mammoth bones, Montezuma Cypresses, Petroglyphs, Spanish moss and an exciting new ecotourism project.
Paleontology Museum, GuadalajaraTHE PALEONTOLOGY MUSEUM OF GUADALAJARA

Hobnob with giant sloths, capybaras and mastodons
Dr. Caleb Gattegno on death
Looking forward to the next stage in life

This essay by Gattegno suggests death is not the end of life, but the initiator of a new stage in life...
D.H. Lawrence in ChapalaD.H. LAWRENCE IN CHAPALA



In the footsteps of Lawrence and mysterious "La Rusa," in Ajijic and Chapala
NatGeo Photographer Ben Horton on Sharks and English Teaching
NATGEO PHOTOGRAPHER BEN HORTON

How “Wow!” photos can save sharks and teach English
Jorge Monroy's Hospital MuralSTUNNING NEW MURAL
ADORNS GUADALAJARA'S FIRST HOSPITAL

Mexican artist Jorge Monroy tells the story
Canine Detectives in Lacandona Wilderness“Canine detectives”  scout for jaguar in Lacandona Wilderness

You can help Jen Day and Scooby in their new project.
La Piedra Gorda - Fat Rock of TapalpaThe Fat Rock of Tapalpa

A short hike from the picturesque "Pueblo Mágico" of Tapalpa brings you to La Piedra Gorda and a magnificent view from 2400 meters above sea level.
Common Scams in Western MexicoSCAMS IN WESTERN MEXICO
Do you know "the old mustard-on-your-clothes" scam? Check out this list to keep the bad guys from getting your cash and credit cards

ENGAÑOS EN JALISCO
Engaños, trucos y estafas que se deben reconocer
Salva Rodriguez cycling around the worldAROUNDTHE WORLD ON A BICYCLE

The reflections of Salva Rodríguez
Igloo KokoloIGLOO KOKOLO

Superadobe, Dry Toilets, Bici-Máquinas and more.
Chavo Montaño's quest for a better world on Lake Chapala's south shore
World's Weirdest DeodorantsWORLD'S WEIRDEST DEODORANTS

Stainless Steel Soap and Crystal Rock: how do they compare to ordinary deodorants?
Las sopladoras son peligrosasHACIENDA DE TAOS

Learn to ride with Horse Whisperer Celina Reynolds
Las sopladoras son peligrosasDAÑOS CAUSADOS POR SOPLADORAS

Resultan peligrosas para personas, animales y plantas
Paul Salopek's 7-year walkPaul Salopek's Out of Eden Walk

Twice Pulitzer-Prize winner, Paul Salopek is a foster child of Zapopan. He is retracing Humanity's Greatest Voyage from Africa to Argentina...on foot.
New Decibel Noise Limits in MexicoCIVS: WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER

Found a python in your back yard? Guadalajara's Wildlife Rescue Center will give it a good home.
New Decibel Noise Limits in MexicoNOISE IN MEXICO:
New Government Norms Set Decibel Limits. How to deal with noisy neighbors.
Trivolcanon: Hike to Three Mexican Volcanoes Mexico's Triple Volcano Trek:
Long-distance hiker Cam Honan will walk to Guadalajara's Big Three Volcanoes
VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL
Introduction to Wikiloc for finding trails
An Introduction to Wikiloc

How to find hiking and biking trails near you
by KireMex

Interview with "Swami" Cam Honan The Ahuisculco Forest

Protected by Selva Negra, a project of rock group Maná
Interview with "Swami" Cam Honan The Melanin Battery: a new source of energy?
Interview with Dr. Arturo Solís, inventor of the Bat-Gen and Qiapi.
Interview with "Swami" Cam Honan An Interview with Cam Honan, one of the world’s greatest long-distance hikers

This Intrepid Australian has walked over 80,467 kilometers in 55 countries
Archaelogist Carlos Lopez dead in Jalisco, Mexico Carlos López Cruz Murdered

One of Jalisco's best archaeologists, "a pioneer," dead at 47
Environmentally friendly way to stop a Bee Attack Bee-attack update: Mexico & the USA

The city of Guadalajara Mexico has 300 bee attacks every month;
How to stop a bee attack the environmentally friendly way
Estacion Bicicleta Jalisco Mexico Bike Station Primavera - Estación Bicicleta

A welcome oasis for cyclists and a model for Mexico’s parks
Alfredo Leal, Hermit in Jalisco, Mexico Hunt for the Highland Hermit


Mystic philosophy, salubrious thistles and a beauteous belvedere
Geology of the Primavera by Barbara Dye AGUA BLANCA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

A paradise for hikers, campers and bird watchers, conveniently located next to El Saucillo archaeological site where you'll find a beautifully preserved circular pyramid (Guachimonton)
Geology of the Primavera by Barbara Dye
Geologist Barbara Dye tells the exciting story  of one of  the world's greatest explosions and the caldera it created right next to what is today Guadalajara, Mexico. Now available in PDF format.
How to Stay Hale and Healthy HOW TO STAY HALE AND HEALTHY EVEN IN OLD AGE

At last, John Pint shares his secrets. Here's how to do it!
Was Tequila Invented in Colima?
WHERE IS THE TRUE BIRTHPLACE OF TEQUILA?

Was mezcal, the forerunner of tequila, born in Colima? What role did Filipinos play?
A fascinating new documentary tells the story: in English, Spanish and French
Universal Multicultural Dialogue Guadalajara A UNESCO GEOPARK IN WESTERN MEXICO

Coming soon? Will the second Geopark in North America be in Jalisco?

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL: Proyecto para un Geoparque UNESCO en México
Universal Multicultural Dialogue Guadalajara LA CUEVA DE LOS MONOS
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CAVE IN JALISCO MEXICO
Cat's claw, prickly rock, thousands of  burrs...but the cave was worth it all!
Universal Multicultural Dialogue Guadalajara THE UN IVERSAL, MULTICULTURAL DIALOGUE

In  2012, hundreds of people of different faiths met in Guadalajara, Mexico in an effort to understand one another. If vying religions can get together, maybe there's a chance for world peace after all...
Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens VALLARTA BOTANICAL GARDENS

"The Best I've Seen Anywhere in the World"
UNDERGROUND IN ARABIA by John Pint UNDERGROUND IN ARABIA by John Pint
A book review by Tim Barger
Rancho Pint takes us to the far-off deserts of Arabia. What lies beneath the dunes?
This new book is about caves, lava tubes, camaraderie, Bedouins, bats, jinns, ancient bones and rollicking adventure beneath the sand dunes of Arabia. Available now as a paperback or an ebook.
THE CASCADES OF COMALA

Aquetzalli Canyon on the Jalpa River is "straight out of Indiana Jones" and a delight to canyoneers...
as well as to normal human beings! The area really makes for a great Mexico vacation and getaway!
SAVE THE TOOTH -- SALVA EL DIENTE

The Mammoth Monoliths of Cerro El Diente are under attack. Don't wait to visit these incredible rocks, only 17 minutes from Guadalajara! And don't forget: the resorts around the City of Roses are just as nice as a Cancun hotel or resort
CHAMBA'S LAW  (LA LEY DE LA CHAMBA)

Why don't the potholes ever go away?
This and many other Mexican mysteries are explained at last...with the help of Don Pancho and the Acorn Woodpecker.

HOW TO ENJOY YOUR LAPTOP AND STAY HEALTHY

Tips from a Yoga Master: four quick and easy exercises you can do once every hour
RETURN TO THE MONOLITHS OF SAN ESTEBAN

A new route is found to the top of a mountain covered with rocky spires

Art Historian Acelia Garcia de Weigand

 wins Woman of 2011 award in the field of culture. Learn all about her 30 months living among the Wixarica (Huichol) Indians of Jalisco and Nayarit

HOTEL VILLA SAN FRANCISCO

Chapala's Newest and Most Melodious Hotel has a "unique concept."

Meet the owner and co-designer: multitalented Tony Wilshere

TREK TO THE HIDDEN PYRAMIDS OF EL PEÑOL DE SANTA ROSALÍA

Grab your hiking boots, cell phone and plenty of water for an unforgettable journey into the past...

ARCHAEOLOGIST PHIL WEIGAND DIES IN GUADALAJARA

A retrospect on the discoverer of a lost Mexican civilization and a true Renaissance Man

HACIENDA EL CARMEN

Step back into the 1700s at this gorgeous hacienda built by Carmelite monks -- only 50 kilometers from Guadalajara, Mexico

MARILÚ SALAZAR, VIF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXCHANGE TEACHER

Thanks to people like her, American kids are discovering "The Real Mexico"

LA MALTARAÑA

A Jewel of an Hacienda is dying along the dike that shrank Lake Chapala

JOEL VANDROOGENBROECK

Mexico's Belgian-Swiss Composer-in-the-woods on Tour in the USA

AN INTERVIEW WITH BRAINTICKET

 

ETERNAL LIGHT: A MURAL BY GUADALAJARA PAINTER JORGE MONROY

The artist attempts a mural that would unify the aspirations  of all human beings throughout history

 

AGUAMILPA  LAKE

Incredible bass fishing, Huichol villages and more

Book Review

GUIDE TO THE ANIMALS OF THE PRIMAVERA FOREST

Seventy pages of illustrations and descriptions by Karina Aguilar...and it's free!

 

OUTDOORS IN WESTERN MEXICO--NEW EDITION

At last the 2011 update is here, IN ENGLISH ... Find out what's inside!

 

RUTAS Y DESTINOS DE FIN DE SEMANA CERCA DE GUADALAJARA

La nueva edición de nuestro libro Al Aire Libre,

The Spanish Version of "Outdoors in Western Mexico"

Book Review

AVES DEL BOSQUE LA PRIMAVERA - GUIA ILUSTRADA

GUIDE TO BIRDS OF THE PRIMAVERA FOREST

Color photos of 197 birds that you can find in the wonderful woods just west of Guadalajara

LA CUEVA DE TOSCANO: THE BIGGEST CAVE ABOVE LAKE CHAPALA

Learn all about the secret lives of bats, Vampire Bugs and one of the strangest caves we've come across in a long time.

   

THE CAVES OF PALOS MARIAS

Peter Ruplinger and friends report on new cave discoveries near the pueblito of Palos Marias in Michoacán: pits, river caves, fabulous formations, scary spiders-- they found all of them and a lot more!

ARROYO EL CARBON -- PANTRY GULCH-- GOLLY, WHAT A GULLY!

Narrow, cool and inviting, this Slot Canyon features natural shelves, a clear spring, orchids and a puma to boot.

 

MEXICO'S SECRET HERITAGE

The Wisdom of Ancient Seers

The inevitability of death was the cornerstone of The Warrior's Path...

INTRODUCING THE MAGIC CIRCLE

All five of Mexico's natural ecosystems converge around Guadalajara, resulting in incredible biodiversity and natural beauty enclosed in an area the size of Kansas.

En Español: El Círculo Mágico

THE FOSSIL FUMAROLES OF TRANSALADANIA

Mysterious columns of volcanic rock dot Guadalajara's Primavera Forest near the Rio Salado

RETURN TO TAMARA CANYON

A cabin beneath red canyon walls 400 meters high; hot springs and wild rivers: just another paradise inside the Magic Circle

WHERE DO THEY MAKE THE BEST TEQUILA?

A visit to Casa San Matias in the highlands: Los Altos de Jalisco

 

CAVE OF THE BUGS - LA CUEVA DE LOS MOSCOS

Besides bugs, this cave has bats... but to reach it, you may get jabbed with agave needles, pierced by thorns and nettled by evil Dominguilla plants. This is one story you don't want to miss... and one cave we don't plan to revisit soon!

TOO MUCH BEETHOVEN!

Maestro Anshel Brusilow escapes from the Philharmonic  to Rancho Pint for an evening of Oh Hell... and shares some recollections of Stravinsky and Shostakovich.

HIGUERITA CAVE: ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM!

At last the secrets of Little-Fig Cave are revealed, along with the secrets of better cave photography, long life, etc. etc.

See this story on Youtube!

 

STUDYING SPANISH THE SILENT WAY


A first-time visitor to Mexico comments on language learning and Guadalajara

 

TALPA'S UNIQUE MAPLE FOREST

A two-million-year-old Success Story. Follow Botanist Miguel Cházaro into an amazing cloud forest in western Mexico

NAICA THE CRYSTAL CAVE

The Mine, the Movies and the Stars. An Interview with Paolo Forti and Penelope Boston

with Photos you'll Never Forget!

Photo credit left: Speleoresearch Archive and Films La Venta

INSIDE KRUBERA-VORONJA, THE WORLD'S DEEPEST CAVE

What was it like?  What's next?  An Interview with Gustavo Vela Turcott

HUNTING FOR THE BIRTHPLACE OF TEQUILA


Ancient Distillery and Heavenly Pools in Tecuane Canyon

Book Review:

LANDMARK PUBLICATION ON TEUCHITLAN TRADITION DEFIES OLD ARCHEOLOGICAL ASSUMPTIONS

BAT STUDY LAUNCHED AT CUATA CAVE

Something new is happening in the Valley of Santa Rosa, 300 meters above the frothy Santiago River...hold on to your helmet!

SAN MARCOS STATION: SILENT WITNESS TO THE ENSLAVEMENT AND ATTEMPTED GENOCIDE OF MEXICO'S YAQUI INDIANS

15,000 Yaqui Indians were removed from Sonora in the early 1900s. Here's what happened to them...

THE FIRST ZOTZ SPELEO-RESCUE WORKSHOP

Fifteen cavers from all over western Mexico gather to practice rescuing an accident victim hanging from a rope underground.

HIPPOTHERAPY AND HORSEBACK RIDING NEAR GUADALAJARA

Versión en Español: EQUINOTERAPIA EN EL BOSQUE

THE DISCOVERY OF LITTLE-FIG CAVE

EL DESCUBRIMIENTO DE LA CUEVA HIGUERITA

Another promising cave is found near Canutillo - by Mario Guerrero

JORGE MONROY: GUADALAJARA'S MURALIST IN THE WOODS

Interview with Jorge Monroy - His new mural - A Gallery of Jorge Monroy Watercolors

WHERE HAVE ALL THE SONGBIRDS GONE?

Leaf Blowers may be Cause of Drastic Decline in Bird Population

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL:

¿A DÓNDE SE FUERON LAS AVES DE NUESTRO VECINDARIO?

 

JUST ANOTHER DESERT ADVENTURE
Sand Flying, Car Swerving and Gas Peddle to the Floor


Steve Bowen describes the thrill and challenge of driving in the sand...but what about that elephant?

Photo by Sergi Gomez

THE CAVES OF CANUTILLO

And the Headless Walker in White

Plus: The eternally howling winds of Puerto Del Aire

Photo by Sergi Gomez

THE HUAXTLA CAR AND BIKE ROUTE

A Scenic Drive Par Excellence and a fabulous place for hiking. biking and canyoneering

THE LONG ROAD TO LA BOLSA

"Wait till you see this place," he said. "There's a fantastic jungle, a roaring river, archeological ruins, ripe mangoes, a hot waterfall...and it's only half an hour away."

DIBBLE'S ARK

An Englishman battles to save Mexico's unique fish.

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

Pez Diminuto del Río Teuchitlán Cuenta con Aficionados en Todo el Mundo

TARANTULA MAN

He raises 6000 tarantulas per year...what for?  The amazing story of Rodrigo Orozco and his project to save Mexico's tarantulas, which just happen to be the gentlest in the world.

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL :

Proyecto de Rodrigo Orozco para salvar a las tarántulas de México.

WHAT TO DO ABOUT MEXICAN KILLER BEES

We've run into them one too many times! Check out our list of

 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AVOIDING OR SURVIVING A KILLER BEE ATTACK

Cartoon courtesy of TRINO

SHELTERED SPRING

(LA ATARJEA TAPADA)

A cool hike to a tasty spring in the beautiful Primavera Forest.

LA CUEVA DE LOS ENANOS

THE CAVE OF THE DWARFS

Why does Chava look so happy? Discover the wonderful delights of this talus cave above the Santiago River            VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

TOMB RAIDERS ATTACK IN PRIMAVERA FOREST

Twenty-one years ago we found a mesa full of stone circles hidden in El Bosque de la Primavera. Until a few days ago, these ancient tombs were safe, but now....

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

RETURN TO LAS AGUILAS

Are the monoliths above Cuautla, Jalisco, really a "Mexican Stonehenge?" Join us--and "Michael Jackson"-- on a  visit to this  fascinating site for hiking and camping.

ROCK SOUP AND MESQUITE MUSHROOMS

At last we get to enjoy a prehispanic meal at El Jardín Mestizo. The soup was cooked with the help of a red-hot rock and the mushrooms were encased in clay and baked under embers...and that's not half the story!

THE DEMYTHIFICATION OF EL PICACHO CAVE

Poisonous plants, thorny acacias, roads that look more like rivers, slashing cane leaves, pounding thunderstorms: how much are cavers willing to put up with just to crawl into a hole in the ground?

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

INTO THE WOLVES' LAIR

Baby chicks the size of turkeys, the disgusting lava discharge...Zotz creeps deep into La Madriguera de los Lobos to survey the second lava tube found in Jalisco.

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

CUCARACHA CAVE AND THE DISAPPEARING LAKE OF ALTILTE

A lake vanishes and so do a few of the amazing petroglyphs...but we find a fabulous hot spring and a new cave that has a "charm all its own."

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

EL JARDIN MESTIZO

What did native people eat before the Spaniards arrived? To find out, we visited a unique, outdoor cooking school, dedicated to rescuing the ancient gastronomy of Western Mexico.

GEOCACHING:

 SOMETHING'S HIDDEN IN THE HILLS OF JALISCO

What is Geocaching? Check out this page and see what we discovered at El Tepalo Falls above Lake Chapala.

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

ZURDO CAVE

This curious cave in Nayarit has it all: vampires, tailless whip scorpions, leaf-cutters, snakes...

... and it might just be the world's only cave with an obsidian ceiling.

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

 

 

 

MEXICAN BIRDS

Naturalist Jesús Moreno Navarro treats us to twelve of his best photos.

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

DOS AGUAS 2006: Zotz heads for the hills of Michoacán

Cave pearls, sparkling columns, tons of mud and the "Four" Passage which requires you to twist your body into a pretzel shaped like a 4.

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

LA CAMPANA: THE "PSYCHEDELIC BELL"

Strange shapes, weird waves of volcanic rock, orchids and wild deer:  La Campana is one of the best sites for hiking and camping in Mexico and still as pristine as ever.

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

JALISCO CAVES 2005

 

Excruciating relocation of Chiquihuitón Cave: only the skinny need apply.  Waiting for the world to end at Tequilizinta Bluff. Discovery of Carro Cave. Splashing through Chapuzón.

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

MEXICO'S MARVELOUS LAVA TUBES

 

Chocolate dribbles, lava balls, multi-colored gour pools: Mexico's lava caves are first class!

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

MAZAMITLA

This little mountain town lies nestled in the heart of the Sierra del Tigre, in western Mexico, 2,240 meters above sea level and 28 kilometers due south of Lake Chapala

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

DON ELENO'S OBSIDIAN WORKSHOP

“I’m going to take you to the obsidian workshop of Navajas so you can see with your own eyes what these humble people are doing,” declared our friend Pedro...

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

 

 
Powerpoint Show - 1.5 megabytes  

A SALUTE TO THE BIG EASY

A 1.5 mb Powerpoint Slide Show of photos taken just before Katrina hit New Orleans.

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

 

 

 

RETURN TO PARADISE

Crystal-clear, bathtub-hot water bubbles up through clean sand  into a small pool surrounded by exotic plants... all this and CAVES as well !

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

THE ORCHIDS OF MEXICO

Outstanding photos by naturalist Jesús Moreno Navarro.

Fotografías excelentes por el naturalista Jesús Moreno Navarro

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

 

 

THE CREEPY-CRAWLY, CREAMY-GREEN OBSIDIAN MINE

What is this caver complaining about?

Join us (if you can take it!) for a visit to a (possibly) 2000-year-old obsidian mine

in Western Mexico   VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

SUBTERRANEO

Spanish-English bulletin of Grupo Espeleológico ZOTZ

Dedicated to proving  that Caving can be Fun... and Funny

NUEVAS AVENTURAS DE ZOTZ: EN ESPAÑOL

 

A RAINY NIGHT IN GUADALAJARA

A black cloud shrouds the Bosque de la Primavera.

A howling wind tears at the tejas on the rooftops.

And Rancho Pint is plunged into darkness.

This is the moment when strange tales are told...

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

 

 

 


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