Early start to get out to Cotopaxi national park where we were to do our first acclimatization hike. The drive was ‘special’ and took about 2 hours – was pretty sure we left some of the bottom of the vehicle in a few places. Road was cobbled (with holes and gaps) so we were unable to get to the planned trail head
So we pivoted – for a longer hike, greater ascent –
Hike time: 6 hours
Total ascent: 1000m
Distance: 16 km
Everyone safe up and down, a few slips on the descent but everyone is intact. OUR FIRST PEAK!!!!
We found an awesome burger/microbrewery for dinner – and ONLY 60 feet from the hotel (we have done enough walking for one day) YAY!