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Old 04-14-2010, 09:11 PM   #1
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Copper Canyon Map for Garmin

I've added a couple of roads to the map. One from Buena Vista (near Batopilas) to Laguna de Aboreachi and the new road from Urique to Samachique.

For a little more info on the map look here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=440711

The map install file is here Garmin Map of Copper Canyon GPS tracks (Valid as of 5/25/2010, to be sure of getting the latest version go to www.ccoons.com links page.)
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:25 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting these files. They'll be great to have when I head down later this year. I installed the files, but don't see a road from Urique to Samachique. Have you ridden that road? How difficult is it? Thanks.

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Old 05-26-2010, 04:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for posting these files. They'll be great to have when I head down later this year. I installed the files, but don't see a road from Urique to Samachique. Have you ridden that road? How difficult is it? Thanks.
Sorry about that. I forgot to update the link, which I had in several places. It should be fixed now. If you go to the directory where you installed the map there will be an uninstaller there. I recommend uninstalling the file you presently have before installing the latest version.

As far as difficulty goes...I'm a little hesitant to assign a value. I'm in my medicare years and I rode it on my DR350 with only one mishap which was caused by AAIADD. I would rate it with the road from Batopilas to Polanco or the road from Batopilas to Rodeo.

We rode the Urique-Samachique road this year in February. This link has some photos, but not of the "best" parts of course.

I Hate Mexico, I Love Mexico 2010

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Old 05-26-2010, 08:24 AM   #4
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Thanks for the update. I'm planning to go in early November. The current plan is to trailer down to creel.

Day 1: Creel to Batopilas
Day 2: Bato to Urique
Day 3: Urique to Creel (either through the new road, or through the traditional route).

I'm not a fast rider, but the technical stuff doesn't worry me too much. I'll be on a KLR250. Does that sound overly ambitious? How many hours of riding would you guess? Thanks.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for the update. I'm planning to go in early November. The current plan is to trailer down to creel.

Day 1: Creel to Batopilas
Day 2: Bato to Urique
Day 3: Urique to Creel (either through the new road, or through the traditional route).

I'm not a fast rider, but the technical stuff doesn't worry me too much. I'll be on a KLR250. Does that sound overly ambitious? How many hours of riding would you guess? Thanks.
Wow. Only 3 days available? That's too bad. I think it is a good 3 day plan however.

If you go to my site and click on Mexico Links you will find a .pdf of mileage and my hours between some towns. I haven't updated it yet to show the new road, but it took me about 6 hours to go the ~50 miles from Urique to Samachique. I was riding with Bob who took 800+ photos in 10 days and also had to stop once to pick up my bike and once to empty my boots. Those darn Combat Touring boots aren't waterproof once the water goes over the top of them.

In the ride report referenced above somewhere around post #80 is a video that shows a KLR250 on some of the road.

Creel to Bato will be easy. If you are rolling by 9 or 10 you will have plenty of time for sightseeing when you arrive. In Bato if you like hotels with "character" and or are on a tight budget try the Hotel Mary. We used to stay there all the time, but now go to Juanitas. There are many places to stay in Batopilas, but look before you decide to stay.

Batopilas to Urique takes me a full day starting at 8, but if the bridge is done across the Rio Urique about 30 some miles out of Bato that can be shortened a bit. Fording that river with a group and high water can be a long experience. If the bridge is not done and the water is high you will have to turn around and return to Bato. In Urique there are 4 motels. The Canyon on the south part of the main street is about the same as the Mary in Bato. Our recent favorite is just south of the Canyon about two doors. The Estrella is up the hill on your way in, but I like being in the center of town.

There are no real restuarants on any of these routes. In Tubares there are sometimes burritos and most of the tiny towns have a tiendita with water or juice, pop, chips, cookies etc.

More than one local has explained to me that November is harvest time. The roads may have some large trucks on them and some extra care might be in order.
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:00 AM   #6
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Hey Charlie,

I had your 2009 Copper Canyon map in my Zumo 450 as well as Mapsource.

When I tried to load the 2010 file, it loads fine to Mapsource but won't transfer to Zumo. Have tried every which way but just says file is too big for available space which makes no sense. (Says file is 0.2mb and I only have 1900mb available.. ??)

Anyway,blew the supp file away and reloaded 2009 to Zumo and all went fine.

Anybody else had any problems? Or has anybody loaded it successfully to their Zumo?
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