Yesterday morning, we set off on a hike up the hill overlooking the town of San Jose de Gracia, which is in the state of Michoacan. It's only a 15 minute drive though because we are very close to the border. Ruth and I had done this hike with Doug and Nancy last year, so we were familiar with the route.
We set off around 9:00am, with Don, Chris and Juan, and Peter and Barbara.
Some of the fences were pretty tight to squeeze through!
It was a nice clear day and we could easily see the twin Colima volcanos. The peak on the right is dormant, and we have always wanted to hike up there so that you look down into the active peak on the left! It is about 81 kms (51 miles) away as the crow flies.
Made it to the top!
It was only 2.4 kms (1.5 miles) one way, but it took us an hour and a half to get to the top. It's uphill all the way, with the elevation going from 6,600 ft to 8,000 ft. We had a snack and a rest at the top, then headed back down the same way we came up.
Ruth spotted this funny looking caterpillar on the way down.
Made it back to the campground just after 1:00pm to find that more campers had arrived! Brian and Sue have been here before, and it was good to see them again. The place is starting to fill up for Christmas! Soon Paula and Jerry will arrive with their friends as well as Croft and Norma. I think all of these people are arriving purposely in time for our scheduled outing to the mescal factory on the 22nd!
Next post tomorrow morning will be coming to you from San Miguel de Allende!