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chilkootWoof woof  Sucess!

chilkoot

Four of us hiked to the summit trailed by our new cainine acquaintance. We were passed by a couple of locals in jeans and flannel shirts (later no shirts) drinking homemade hootch out of Mason jars. Great warm-up for Orizaba.
Posted Aug 7, 2007 12:03 am

Peak_BaggerFun one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2005

Peak_Bagger

Good warm up to the others. I made it solo in 6hrs RT from the trailhead at the park. Shared the summit with a stray dog.
Posted May 15, 2007 7:18 pm

mow10Trash and Sombreros  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 1996

mow10

Good training for the three big volcanoes, or anything else. Fat mexican women on summit in sandals and sombreros made us feel a little overprepared. We entertain ourselves by picking up discarded trash bags and filling them with trash found in the forest on the way down. Arrive and guard station, 3 guys, 6 full bags of trash. Guard laughs and refuses to allow us to throw it away there. We hang onto it until we return to out hotel room. I am thankful most areas of the US have a different mentality about these things.
Posted Mar 17, 2007 9:54 pm

TheBootfitterNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2005

TheBootfitter

Tried a couple of days earlier, but lost the trail in a white-out. Beautiful, cloudless skies on this day, though!
Posted Jul 31, 2006 2:26 pm

HulioNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2006

Hulio

Was a great day and a great acclimitizing hike. Two days prior, I had been at sea level, so I was a bit winded! Was breathtaking to see el Pico de Orizaba for the first time. I had 8 dogs for guides accompany me up the mountain!
Posted May 15, 2006 10:23 pm

tjbst47La Malinche  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2005

tjbst47

Normal route.
Posted Mar 8, 2006 9:06 pm

mxclimberNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2005

mxclimber

Reached the summit in about 4 hours from centro vacaccional IMSS. Very nice weather.
Posted Feb 15, 2006 1:05 am

PanchoescaleroRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: January 12,2006  Sucess!
This is a wonderful mountain especially after the holiday season has wound down a bit. Don't forget to treat yourself to some tacos at Julio Cesar's place by the resort when you return.
Posted Jan 16, 2006 7:01 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2006  Sucess!

Rick Kent

Had a great time hiking up with Day Hiker and cp0915. This was our first acclimation hike before Orizaba a few days later. Weather was outstanding (even a bit on the warm side). No snow present. There are many use trails. On descent we descended further down the ridge than from where we came up.
Posted Jan 13, 2006 1:14 pm

cp0915Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: January 5, 2006  Sucess!

cp0915

A beautiful day out with Day Hiker and rwkent. 3h15m from the resort. Found a dog sleeping on the summit (amongst all the litter and graffitti).
Posted Jan 11, 2006 11:41 am

Day HikerRoute Climbed: Standard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2006

Day Hiker

This was the first of a couple of summits to train for Pico de Orizaba. This hike did have significance for me, since it was my highest elevation to date and my first summit outside of the U.S. My GPS, after averaging a position for over 20 minutes, twice gave me a summit elevation of 14575 feet, which differs significantly from the published 14640.
Posted Jan 11, 2006 1:01 am

timfoltzRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: November 21, 2005  Sucess!

timfoltz

Got started late, and ended up coming down in the dark. Great climb, although theirs tons of Graffiti on the rocks.
Posted Dec 6, 2005 10:23 pm

Dan BaileyRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: Nov 2005  Sucess!

Dan Bailey

With Joe Akeem. Nice mountain.
Posted Nov 19, 2005 12:40 pm

joe_akeemRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: November 14, 2005  Sucess!

joe_akeem

With Dan Bailey and his wife. Still a bit tired after climbing Pico de Orizaba two days earlier. Using the blue route shown in this picture for the way up is definitely a good idea. And yes, the dogs are still there ;)
Posted Nov 18, 2005 5:57 pm

RModelliRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: november 12, 2005  Sucess!

RModelli

Nice climb, I was a little tired from climbing Orizaba the day before, but it was still nice to climb Melinche. I did not care much for the scree field , I should have taken the ridge a little earlier...Still, a nice summit and great views...
Posted Nov 14, 2005 4:28 pm

Seth MaciejowskiRoute Climbed: North Side Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Seth Maciejowski

My wife and I on our honeymoon used this awesome hike as an acclimatization hike for Orizaba. It is definitely worth climbing in its' own right since it has amazing views and awesome volcanic geology. 5 dogs followed us to the top. Crazy!
Posted Oct 14, 2005 5:08 pm

km_donovanRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: November 19, 2000  Sucess!

km_donovan

Our team used it as an acclimatization peak before going to el Pico de Orizaba. The day was an Mexican Holiday and it was very crowded.
Posted Sep 16, 2005 10:58 am

melindahalaszDate Climbed: August 9, 2005  Sucess!

melindahalasz

It was my nicest way alone in Mexico. Very easy hiking, the summit is just three hours from the camp Malintzi.
Posted Sep 11, 2005 3:47 pm

GT_climberRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: May 11-12, 2005  Sucess!

GT_climber

Went with three friends at the end of a semester in Puebla (elevation: 7000 ft.), so the altitude was no problem at all. Camped at the tree line. (Note: the crater is only 3/4's there, so there is no crater lake, and therefore no fresh water streams on the mountain. BRING ALL WATER!) The climb to the top was great, minus the graffiti on the rocks, but you could clearly see Pico de Orizaba to the east, and Popo and Izta to the west (with tons of smoke coming out of Popo!). Nothing technical about the climb, but it is a workout.
Posted Jun 20, 2005 2:17 pm

km_donovanRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: November 19, 2000  Sucess!

km_donovan

It happened the weekend we went was part of a Mexican National Holiday so the place was packed. The locals partied until about 4 in the morning. I must have gotten 5 hours of sleep. Best guess there were about 20 Americans on La Malinche that morning; all heading for El Pico De Orizaba.
Posted Jun 9, 2005 6:51 am

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