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KesslerCofre de Perote  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2016

Kessler

12-24-2016
Posted Jan 8, 2017 5:00 pm

ScottCofre de Perote  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2016

Scott

Kessler, Steve, Caleb, David and I climbed Cofre de Perote today. We didn't start until late morning because all the buses the day before to Perote were already full! We didn't leave Puebla until the morning.

As soon as checking into a hotel, we caught a taxi ride to El Conejo, where we started our hike. Rather than following the cobblestone road, we found trails in most places that avoided the road, including one that was modified for mountain bikes, but seemed to be long abandoned (by bikes).

We made our way to the summit area and found the steep cement staircase and handrails to the top of the summit block. There was one patch of old snow on top. The weather was great and the views were fantastic. The radio towers on top were a distraction though.

After climbing the peak, we descended the mountain and about half way down to El Conejo, we caught a ride back to El Conejo in the back of a pickup truck.

After reaching El Conejo, we had to walk towards Perote. We walked all the way down past El Rancho Nuevo before flagging down a taxi. Kessler had to run ahead quickly in order to catch it.

Because of the late start, it was a long day.
Posted Jan 1, 2017 8:35 pm

EleutherosNiebla, Cielo y Sol  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2015

Eleutheros

Hiked from the gate to the park, and made some friends hiking to the summit. Brewed some coffee perched on one of the tower bases overlooking the dropoff on the southeast side of the Cofre. Spent a few hours hanging out up there throwing snowballs and enjoying the constant dance of clouds, mist and intermittent sunshine. Plan to camp in two weeks at a lake on one of the sub peaks with some amigos from Jalapa..
Posted Mar 18, 2015 8:53 pm

ncstNice walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

ncst

Took a taxi to El Conejo and walked up to the summit from there. It was a cloudy day but still enjoyed it very much.
Posted Oct 27, 2009 10:41 am

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