Change of plans
I rode in a bus from Quito to the town of Otavalo. My plan was to climb Imbabura, a volcano I had climbed before. Got in the bus which had only 5 passengers in it, including me.
Before the bus left the capital city a big group of students from the main University jumped in the bus. Their plan was to camp at Lagunas de Mojanda. I had heard about the insecurity of this area, specially if you are camping there alone, so I changed my plans and joined them in their trip.
The bus dropped us off in the town of Tabacundo. They continued up by a dirt road and I followed them all the way up. Once we got to the crater rim of Mojanda, I decided to stay up there in order to do some climbing. They continued hiking down the crater and camped at the lake's shores.
As soon as the night arrived I got in my tent and started to get ready to sleep. It was a quiet night, I spent most of the night looking at the shooting stars that crossed the ecuadorian sky from side to side.
Early in the morning I got off from the tent and climbed up the steep slopes of Cerro Negro
. It was a pretty easy 2nd Class climb, on wet rock and grass. I had climbed for about 1 hour when I got to the summit (4,260 m / 13,976 ft). The visibility near the top wasn't good and I didn't realized that 3 andean wolves were hanging out at the top. They scared the hell out of me!, and much more when they barked at me. I just hoped they will be the ones who runaway down the summit. Luckily that happened, and I stood on it.
I got to see the whole Mojanda volcano from up there as well as the huge lagoon of the same name down below the crater. Waited at the top for a couple of minutes and went down to retrieve my tent.
The weather got better once at the base of the mountain. Antisana and surroundings looked just great from up there.
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