Real Life #Explorers of the #Sierra Madre

If you are interested in learning more about the rugged and fascinating history of this remote wilderness just south of the American border, start with these real life explorers—

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Helge Ingstad—Norwegian archaeologist who first discovered evidence of Vikings in America

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Fascinating account of a son’s quest to retrace the steps of his famous father — who died months before the son’s birth.

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Anthropologist Grenville Goodwin—a life cut tragically short

HelgeFor more information and behind-the-scenes photos of The Stronghold visit https://www.pinterest.com/lisacoxcarter/the-stronghold/.

 

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#SierraMadre #Adventure from #TheStronghold

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Ancestral Stronghold

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Heading into the Unknown

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The blood-soaked ruins of the church

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The formidable Sierra Madre

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Jagged cordillera of the Sierra Madre—rising out of the Mexican plain like the bloodied knuckles of a fist

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A savage land still only inhabited by the eagles—and maybe the Broncos

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Only the foolish venture here—or the desperate.

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The mysterious Tarahumara

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Hidden remains of the Bronco rancheria

For more information and behind-the-scenes photos of The Stronghold visit https://www.pinterest.com/lisacoxcarter/the-stronghold/.

Behind the Scenes #Inspiration from #TheStronghold Part 2

On the Mexican side of the border—

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Nogales

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Bavispe River

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The Chihuahuan Plain against the backdrop of the Sierra Azul

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The inn in Xoacatyl

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Xoacatyl at the base of the rugged Sierra Madre

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Forbidding view of the Apache strongholds from the village

For more information and behind-the-scenes photos of The Stronghold visit https://www.pinterest.com/lisacoxcarter/the-stronghold/.