Since there are a lot of great pics of Copper Canyon already in the catacombs of ADVRider, but this trip report is going to focus more on the trip to and from. Intro: For about a month, I have been researching a half dozen paper and GPS maps, looking for an obscure, offbeat and less traveled route across the Sierra Madre than the usual routes. After much thought, I decided to cross at Douglas/Agua Prieta and head south through Sonora and cross the Sierra Madres into Chihuahua through a very rugged and remote area. I was riding a 2001 KTM 640 Adventure, and jumpingchollo was on a street legal 2000 XR600R. The KTM was outfitted with an MT21 in the front and a TKC80 in the rear, and was freshly serviced and ready to roll. The XR was fitted up with a Karoo in the front and a TKC80 in the rear. They both proved to be good choices. We packed light, with just two day's worth of clothing, tools, tubes/flat repair stuff, some survival gear (if everything just went all to hell), a few Powerbars, lots of water, Camelbacks, and three GPS' to compliment the maps. No sleeping bags, tents, camping gear - too heavy. Our plan was to ride as far as we could and find a place to sleep before nightfall. We didn't plan to camp, but if we needed to, we had enough gear to rough it and get by (emergency sleeping bags and a tarp). We rolled into Douglas on Tuesday night about 10pm, and we got all our paperwork done that night. That was a good thing since the border shut down the next morning for a few hours with a computer SNAFU, effectively delaying a lot of travelers (like lasvegasrider). With everything done, we settled into the Gadsden Hotel, had a few Tecates, and crashed at about midnight. In the morning, we needed to get some coffee, repack the bikes, change some money, get some extra oil and hit the road.