Mexico’s Outback

Deep Into The Sierra Madre

“We’re going to Pino Gordo, want to come,” asked my brother-in-law Randy from his home in Chihuahua, Mexico. Sure, why not. So I flew from Seattle to El Paso, Texas, caught a taxi to the central bus station in Juarez, Mexico and made the 4-hour bus ride south to Chihuahua.

Pino Gordo (Fat Pine Tree). Don’t look for it on any map – it’s not a town or village but an ejido (eh-HEE-doe), a land grant to indigenous people in this case the Tarahuamara (tar-ah-MAR-ah), or more properly, the Raramuri (rah-ram-ur-EE). Continue reading

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