Cotopaxi Trek

Posted by Cassie, September 25th, 2010

Our hike to Cotopaxi started out with great promise. We had a beautiful sunny day on our first day, and we had great views of the mountains. However, the hike took a turn for the worse after that. The weather became cloudy and rainy, and we lost our great views of the mountains. The hike also turned out to be more of an adventure than we anticipated. We thought there might be a few places where it would difficult to find the route, but it ended up that it was pratically impossible to find the route for almost the entire hike. There wasn’t any well-defined trail, and parts of the route description in the guidebook just described hiking cross country from one point to another. As a result, we ended up getting lost a lot, but we eventually found our way. We decided to end the hike early and head back to Quito. Fortunately, we got a ride from a group of day trippers on their way back to Quito. Check out the photos.

We were hiking around Cotopaxi for a couple days, and this was the brief few minutes early in the morning when we actually saw the mountain without clouds

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