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The complete adventure guide to Parque La Huasteca
The complete adventure guide to Parque La Huasteca

En un valle escondido de la Sierra madre Oriental, a espaldas de la ciudad de Monterey, yace un paraíso de maravillas conocido por los locales como “Parque La Huasteca”. 

Hidden within the majestic valleys of the Sierra Madre Oriental, just outside the sprawling city of Monterrey, lies the wonderland that is Parque La Huasteca.

Gigantescas columnas de piedra caliza cortan el suelo a los costados de la carretera que sinuosamente atraviesa a este parque, las vistas de los interminables cañones hipnotiza al ojo más entrenado. Durante décadas el parque permaneció exclusivo para algunos pocos aventureros, para algunas culturas, “Los Huicholes” específicamente, este lugar es sagrado y mítico. Un enigmático nido lleno de cultura y espiritualismo, aquí peregrinan anualmente en una tradición milenaria para dar tributo y omenage al “Abuelo Fuego”.

Gigantic spines of limestone cut the jagged landscape like knifes to the heavens and cascading canyons bestow hypnotizing vistas that reach as far as the eye can see. For decades, the park remained elusive to the outside world, an almost mythical place that few ventured into but the enigmatic Huichol people, whose annual pilgrimage to the pay tribute to Abuelo Fuego (Grandfather Fire) has been a tradition for millennia.

En años recientes el parque ha sido testigo a un despertar, las historias de su belleza han dado la vuelta al mundo gracias a imágenes del espectáculo visual tan grande como lo es el pico independencia, la cueva de la bestia, entre otros. El parque continua atrayendo a una selección mundial de indivuduos cada vez más grande debido a la vasta cantidad de actividades que se pueden realizar en el parque.

In recent years, the park has witnessed an awakening. The tales of it's beauty have traveled far and wide, carried by images of it's breathtaking scenery and signature views of Pico Independencia. Combined with it's incredible selection of climbing routes and numerous mountains, the park continues to attract visitors from across the globe and as far as the U.K., Canada, Germany, Sweden and Australia.

Debido a la numerosa cantidad de actividades deportivas que se pueden practicar en la huasteca, como lo son: ciclismo de ruta y de montaña, escalada deportiva y trad, Boulder, trail running, senderismo, montañismo, high-lining y salto base. Definitivamente hay algo aquí para satisfacer la sed de cualquier persona interesada en pasarla bien y empujar los límites de su carácter! 

Possessing a plethora of activities including road cycling, rock climbing, bouldering, running, mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking, high-lining, base jumping and camping, there is something to quiche the thirst of even the most ambitious adventurer!

Se le dedico un poco más de 5 años de esfuerzo a la creación de esta guía llena de aventura para poder dar a conocer todas las actividades deportivas que el parque tiene que ofrecer, si eres un aventurero principiante, si eres una entusiasta de la naturaleza, o si son unos expertos en todo lo relacionado a los deportes al aire libre, definitivamente esta guía les ayudara a visualizar todas sus próximas aventuras y a comprender porque a este parque se le ha llamado el “Valle Yosemite” del norte de México. 

More than 5 years of dedicated effort have culminated to bring you this complete guidebook to all things possible in the park. Whether your a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or just starting your exploration of the outdoors, this book will shine a light on the canyons vast opportunities and demonstrate how it earned its name as the "Yosemite Valley" of Northern Mexico. 


¿Para quien es esta guía? / Who's it for?

Este libro es para los montañistas intensos, para las ciclistas madrugadoras, para los escaladores de media noche, los amantes de la naturaleza y hasta para los catadores de café que les gusta disfrutar de su vicio a lado de un buen libro. La guía está llena de información técnica sobre el parque y de imágenes hermosas que fueron donadas por fotógrafos como Dan Ballard y Enrique Vera. 

This book is for the die-hard hikers, the early morning cyclists, the late evening climbers, the nature lovers and even the coffee shop connoisseurs. Filled with technical information and beautiful imagery from a number of photographers including Dan Ballard Photography and Enrique Vera

¿Que hay dentro de la guía? / What's inside?  

El libro cubre información a profundidad sobre: 

The book covers in-depth information on many facets of the parks including:


  • El prefacio fue escrito por la leyenda de la escalada “Rodrigo Valverde”, un pionero de múltiples rutas huastequeras, incluyendo partes de la famosa directísima
  • A forward by local climbing legend Rodrigo Velarde, a pioneer of routes within the Huasteca including parts of the famed "Directisima"


  • Una increíble selección de rutas de senderismo desde un nivel principiante hasta nivel experto. 
  • A good selection of the best mountain hikes for both beginners and advanced hikers


  • Información sobre rutas de ciclismo de ruta y de montaña. 
  • Information on the most enjoyable bike rides within the park for both road racers and mountain bikers alike.

  • Información técnica pertinente a la vía ferrata, su acceso y su descenso. 
  • Technical information pertaining to the Via Ferrata and how to access it.

  • Información sobre las más de 550 rutas de escalada en roca para principiantes y expertas. 
  • A collection of more than 550+ rock climbing routes for both beginners and experts alike.

  • Todo lo que debes de saber sobre la ubicación de los high lines incluyendo el que está ubicado en la cima del pico de independencia. 
  • Location and set up of high-lines in the park including those at the summit of Independencia

  • Un vistazo bastante profundo sobre la historia del parque el cual incluye conocimientos históricos sobre la construcción de la casa del doctor. 
  • An in depth look at the History of the park and why there is a house on the Hillside

  • Una explicación completa sobre la geología del parque proporcionada y desarrollada por la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.  
  • A complete geological explanation from UANL of how Huasteca formed its incredible mountain ranges

  • Información sobre la flora y fauna endémica de la región. 
  • Information on the endemic plants and animals of the park plus more!

BOOK SAMPLE

Immaculate full color print
Immaculate full color print
Custom graphic maps of the park
Custom graphic maps of the park
Forward by Mexican Pioneer Rodrigo Velarde
Forward by Mexican Pioneer Rodrigo Velarde
Educational breakdown of the parks plants & animals, many of which are endemic
Educational breakdown of the parks plants & animals, many of which are endemic
Featuring never before documented climbing areas
Featuring never before documented climbing areas

FOTOGRAFÍAS IMPRESAS ESTILO CANVAS / CUSTOM CANVAS PRINTS


Únicamente disponible vía “kickstart” estamos ofreciendo como edición limitada fotografías impresas estilo canvas de las ubicaciones más icónicas del parque, entre ellas incluimos la vista proporcionada desde a dentro  de la cueva de “La Bestia”. 

For this kick-starter only, we are also offering limited edition wall print of some of the most iconic and elusive locations in the park that few have ventured including the the cave called "La Bestia".

Some places are as though taken from a dream (24 x 36 Canvas Print)
Some places are as though taken from a dream (24 x 36 Canvas Print)

CACHUCHA HUASTEQUERA / CUSTOM TRUCKER HATS


Unica y 100% hecha para tirar estilacho. Estas gorras estas diseñadas y fabricadas con textiles de alta calidad, gracias a “Gold Head wear France” importados para su satisfacción. Todos los diseños son originales y creados por WellGood productions. 

Unique, stylish and 100% custom. These "Peyotero™" trucker hats are made from of the highest quality fabrics and materials from the worlds most prestigious hat makers, Gold Head wear of France. All  designs are original customs by Well Good™ Productions.


CAMISETAS / CUSTOM T-SHIRTS  

Estas camisetas únicamente estarán disponibles durante la activación del kickstarter y serán impresas por una compañía local a la ciudad de Saltillo, Coahuila. Disponibles en tallas P, M y G. Todos los diseños son originales y de pertenecen a WellGood Productions. 

Last but not least, we will be printing a short run of limited-edition, Parque la Huasteca t-shirts with local Saltillo shop.  Comes in sizes S, M, L and XL. All  designs are original customs by Well Good™ Productions.

Custom Watercolor "Cactus Bear" prints
Custom Watercolor "Cactus Bear" prints

Risks and challenges

Este libro lleva 5 años en creación. Su comienzo su remonta al momento en que llegue a la ciudad de Monterrey NL en el 2014 para ayudarle a una asociación “Escalando Fronteras”. El libro ha pasado por una serie de transformaciones con miles de horas acumuladas de trabajo arduo para poder presentarles este trabajo. Por fin está completo y listo para ser impreso, para poder hacer esto realidad necesitamos juntar la cantidad de $8,000 dlls que cubre las necesidades de imprenta.

This book has been 5 years in the making. Beginning when I arrived in Monterrey in 2014 to help with the NGO Escalando Fronteras, the book has gone through numerous transformations and has taken thousands of hours of work to bring this to you. It is now complete, updated and ready to print. To make this a reality, I need to raise money for printing costs to the amount of $8,000 USD

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    Peyotero™ trucker hat (Limited-edition)

    Custom Peyote style trucker hat (limited-edition)

    Whether your a die-hard cyclist, weekend adventurer or seasoned rock climber - represent your park with this high-quality cotton trucker hat. This will be an exclusive, limited edition run.

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    The highly anticipated and brilliantly beautiful guidebook to Parque La Huasteca. Combining over 5 years of labor-intensive research and effort, with contributions from local outdoor experts and university professors at UANL, this guide provides an insight into the multi-faceted adventures guarded within the parks great walls.

    Both educational and insightful, this is more than a regular guide, it's a tribute to Nuevo Leon's most prolific park.

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    A beautiful print of some of the parks most elusive locations and incredible natural wonders. Enjoy the views from the comfort of your home with this limited edition print.

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    Coffee Table Package

    Enjoy the beauty of La Huasteca with a bespoke series of limited edition items. Explore the canyons many bike and hiking trails, get familiar with its plants and animals. Learn its deep history and maybe even try some of the more extreme sports including rock climbing, high-lining, and the Via Ferrata.

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    Exclusive Parque la Huasteca Package

    The ultimate in exclusivity. Join the guidebook author Gareth Leah on a 1-day tour of the park. Get to know its many canyons, hike a trail, climb a multi-pitch or tackle the Via Ferrata. Choose one activity of your choice for up to 4 people. You will also receive 2 signed copies of the Parque la Huasteca guidebook, 2 x Peyotero™ trucker hats, a large print image of your choice and 4 limited edition t-shirts.

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