The drug cartel madness infecting Mexico makes any visit to the Canyon de los Embudos even less likely than before. Located only 25 miles south-east from Douglas, AZ, this important site in frontier history remains inaccessible. Ironically, the situation probably is not disimilar from when Geronimo’s “last hold out band” prowled the mountains & rocky desert of the region. It is a waiting game.
May 10-17 BH productions return to New Mexico to continue filming Geronimo’s Country. Topics to be covered, if all goes well, include visits to the San Carlos Agency AZ., that Geronimo escaped from in 1885. This was to be his final break-out/raid & concluded with his surrender at Skeleton Canyon, Sept. 1886. Also, we hope to go to Geronimo’s birthplace located north of the Mogollon range & not easy to access.
Jerry Eagan, our guide, fell & broke his ankle while hiking alone since our last visit. Filming will begin with a visit to where the fall took place & include the story of how he dragged himself through the rocks and back to his vehicle.
Death & damage await all who enter this tough landscape. Nothing has changed much since the Spanish began raping the ground for copper in the 18th century. Water remains the key to survival & must be shared with rattlesnakes & mountain lions. Even the people encountered on the trail must be viewed with suspicion. Each of us in this primordial setting must ask ourselves the simple question: are we predators, or are we prey?