Aint no Mountain High Enough

Trip Start Aug 22, 2012
Trip End Jul 24, 2013

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Where I stayed
Casey"s House!
What I did
The Tepotzeco

Flag of Mexico  , Central Mexico and Gulf Coast,
Saturday, September 15, 2012

Word of the Day: Subir (spanish)  pronounced- Sue-beer

Figure out the tranlation ;)

 Orientation, over... Sad face
 After a long week of orientation, most of the MexYAGMs including myself decided to visit the not so distant town of Tepoltzan. Tepoltzan, is a magical town, or Pueblo Magico (as deemed by Mexico) with a beautiful mountain called the Tepotzeco. At the top of this mountain is an old pyramid, which gets lit up in celebration once a year. Well, it just so happened that we were coming on the night that it was fired up like an eight year olds hair next to birthday candles.

Thinking that it was a great idea to climb the mountain in our exhausted state, we started out at about 7:30 pm. At the base of the mountain there were security guards checking bags and forcing people to buy flashlights. Twenty five pesos for a crappy light. What a waste, I thought. Turns out I wouldn't have made it half way up with out it. The police did know more than me. Hmm.  As locals bounded past us on the way up, our giant feet and gangly legs allowed us to hike in five minute intervals. After about 20 rest stops and having our bag of pretzels confiscated, we made it. We arrived in twice the average time it takes the average person to get up. No joke, it was my proudest moment in recent memory. We made it up together. I couldn't be happier with the strong group up people living in Mexico with me. 

 PS- The way down sucked, not my most proud moment in recent history.
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