Hacienda La Cienega
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... to go back and take another road. If necessary I would have done it, with the help of the mudtracks I have, but as this would have taken the same time or more than driving back, it is better to do this. The cost op diesel is not the point here, because that is 0,25 per liter. On the way we visit a painters village, Tigua and buy some of the typical, primitive Ecuadorian paintings from Alfonso Toaquia, who takes ...
... when we were there due to many little earthquakes recently and we were told that potentially the volcano could errupt. This hike was not so difficult but we had to trek across snow and the altitude affected some people. Hilariously on our way back down we met hundreds of secondary school students who wanted to be in photos with us which was funny. We mountain bikes back down Cotopaxi and to recover we spent the evening in the jacuzzi over looking the national park before our bus to ...
... of the trail is better than many of the local sidewalks. First we pass gardens profuse with leafy green vegetables, cabbages and flowers. Next are pastures with llamas (alpacas the Germans thought – is there such an animal, I thought alpaca was the wool from llamas?). I look up at hillsides that are a green that shines even though the clouds are thick and the sun is not to be seen. Up, up we go closer to 11,000 feet. I am feeling very good. The altitude ...
... The ascent, by the way, starts at eleven o'clock at night so that when they reach the summit it is in time to see the sunrise, about 6am or so. Apparently, as the climbers proceed, the guide checks on them routinely for altitude sickness. Should one member of the pair show any symptoms of dizziness, nausea, unable to answer simple questions, both have to abandon the ascent and head back to base.
After lunch, we joined a group heading ...
When we reached the top, we started to walk towards the first refuge but soon realized the cold and altitude were too much to deal with. We were glad we had come to Cotopaxi and were content to have gotten even this far.
We started our descent and then stopped at Lake Limpio Pungo. Our guide was a veritable wealth of information about plant and animal life in the ...