I hiked Ceboruco en route home from Guadalajara. I had just a few hours, so I drove up to near the 6km sign on the cobblestone road. As I walked up, I first met three policemen coming down. They asked where my car was parked and said they would keep an eye on it. Nice! a few km later, an SUV stopped, the driver's window went down and the mayor of Jala handed out a small bottle of gatorade. Huh! We chatted for a couple of minutes, and had few pictures taken together by an official-looking photographer. There were 5-6 men in the vehicle. I get the sense that they were discussing the promotion of tourism and what-do-you-know, a gringo tourist showed up, which seemed to be good news. I wonder if the town of Jala can help me find information on other mountains in the area, such as trails and land ownership.
About .5km before the parking area at km14, I bushwhacked up to the rim. The bush made its opinion know about the whacking; my lower legs are criss-crossed with scratches. Oh, well, that's nothing new.
I reached the high point on the south side of the rim, just shy of 2,200m. My opinion from there: what a cool mountain! There is a little hidden world inside the caldera, with things I didn't expect, such as a little pine forest and what looked like alluvial flats. I'll be back, sometime later this year (with pants) and I'll leave enough time to reach the true summit, which seems to be in the NW corner of the inner caldera.
I walked up from Jala in about 3,5 hours to the entrance where the fumarolas are at. Then reached the upper crater for sunset. I slept at one of the abandoned cabañas. Lovely volcano, amazing with the forest in the crater.