I enjoyed the read. Thanks for posting.
Thanks much. It was a great trip on an awesome mountain.
I really liked your TR- it brought back great memories. I thought Ixta was more interesting than Orizaba. Congrats!
Good TR, yo. Izta reminded me a lot of Wetterhorn in Colorado. That is, if you kept on stacking one Wetterhorn on top of another. Fun climbing but makes for a long ass day.
Ya, I cliffed out a couple of times coming down. Good thing those rap slings were around.
Yo! Thanks, man. Still got to try Wetterhorn. I never get down south except for Mexico. Trying to wrangle a trip to Cali this year. Will let you know.
Enjoyed it, thanks!
The tarps at La Joya aren`t shlters for climbers, during the day they become taco joints!
...and the price rise in permits is pretty recent, it seems like they are putting a bit of effort into the infrastructure of the park.
Thanks for the feedback.
That would make sense - taco stands. Since I never got to see it in daylight I was thinking those were huts. What an incredible mountain!
It would have been nice if they stayed open late - I could've really used a taco at the end of that climb.
As for permits, I spoke with the park service just before we went down and it was 10 pesos. We were told the prices went up *that day*, which left us a bit suspicious. After haggling for a bit, I realized that we were debating over $1 USD and that we had too much other stuff to take care of prior to leaving. As Dan said, we were charged twice what we expected and received twice the entrance wrist bands, so I think it was just confusion. Either that, or maybe my spanish skills are worse than I thought and I argued them *up* in price...
Those enchiladas were not bad, though. But yes, a little appetizer for the ride down would have been great!