Started walking from Campo Alegre but when we reach the Panamericana we caught a bus up the mountain. Took us way up for quite a great start, though it feels a little like cheating. Cobblestone road melted into footpath, into cobblestone road, into dirt road, and finally to footpaths among farmland. Eventually we worked our way to the first cross which we noticed had just been graffito tagged the same day. Second cross reached and descended to the community on the other side where they were celebrating Carnaval. Whoops. Our bus back to Tumbaco was splattered with so many water balloons and eggs.
Hiked with Boris (my son). We started at 9:50 from El Tingo. It took us just 3:30 hours to hike and climb the whole complex and to reach both summits.
Awesome views of all the ecuadorian mountains in both Cordilleras.
We met with two canadian girls on our way down. They did the same as us but in reverse.