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OUTDOORS IN WESTERN
MEXICO-2011 EDITION


Text and Photos ©2011 by J. Pint


THE MOST RECENT UPDATES OF SITES IN THIS BOOK


VOLUME 2

of

Outdoors

describes 25 new sites, each with GPS coordinates so you can easily reach your destination!

Outdoors in Western Mexico, Volume 2

Rutas y Destinos

Spanish version of Outdoors in Western Mexico, published in 2010


Photo Gallery

The "Coco-Cola Cascade" in the Ferreria River -- Chapter 39 of the new edtion.

A typical "psychedelic" rock formation on La Campana Mountain.

Tranquil Dolphin Beach on the Coast.

Fig-on-a-Throne Amate tree at Guava Beach in the Primavera Forest.

Mazamitla, in the high mountains south of Lake Chapala.

Fun in the mud at Los Negritos boiling mud pots.

The soothing waters of Rio Caliente.

Petroglyphs fill a marble wall at El Altilte.

Just one of the Seven Cascades of Tonalá.

A pyrotechnical display at Colima's Fire Volcano.


THE STORY OF HOW OUTDOORS WAS SAVED BY THE CANADIAN CLUB OF AJIJIC

 

 

 
40 Scenic Places to Hike Near Guadalajara




OUTDOORS IN WESTERN MEXICO

by John and Susy Pint

Art and Cartoons by Jesús Moreno

Graphic Design by Jesús García Arámbula

212 pages. 41 maps.14 color photos.

Too many drawings and cartoons to count.

Second edition, May 2011.

Published by Quadrimag, S.A.de C.V. in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Price: 200 Mexican Pesos plus shipping     or US $19.99 plus shipping

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 — Carl Franz, author of The People's Guide to Mexico

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This user-friendly book contains details of forty scenic places to camp, hike or picnic within a few hours of Guadalajara and Lake Chapala. Short descriptions include trail landmarks and background information. A very hard to find book!

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La Maria Lagoon and the Fire VolcanoWhat will you find in the 2011 edition of this book? First of all, many of the chapters and maps have been updated. Secondly, you’ll find six new locations replacing sites no longer accessible. And for the very latest on each site, see our Recent Updates page.

One of the new chapters takes you to Laguna La Maria, a delightful little lagoon nestled inside an extinct volcanic crater just 21 kilometers north of the city of Colima. The charming, shady lakeshore is an ideal place for swimming, walking, picnicking or camping. For serious hikers, a steep trail winding among coffee trees takes you up to the crater rim via curious old tunnels and down through a pristine semi-tropical jungle to a hidden lake only reachable on foot.
   

To top off your day at La Maria, you can stroll up a cobblestone road for a dramatic, close-up view of Colima’s fuming Fire Volcano. At night, if you’re lucky, you may even be able to see streams of red-hot lava pouring down its sides and on the way back to your cabin or tent at La Maria, you may even bump into one of the poltergeists said to play tricks on visitors to this unusual site.

Other new locations in the updated edition will include: classy Los Cazos Cascade near Mazamitla; impressive Huaxtla Canyon, “the single most beautiful drive in the Guadalajara area;” the bubbling mud pots of Los Negritos at the eastern end of Lake Chapala; the alluring swimming hole of Rancho Viejo (Juchitlán) with its curious outdoor stalactites; and Sierra de Quila Nature Preserve, a magnificent forest 55 kilometers west of Lake Chapala, with mountain peaks, giant rocks and eleven dramatic waterfalls.

Along with these new sites comes a delightful new graphic design plus dozens of new cartoons by naturalist Jesús Moreno. If your copy of the old edition is as "extremely well thumbed" as Kevin Kelly's (see below), now is the time to sign up for a new one!

 


 
 
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