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Old 03-13-2012, 05:50 PM   #108
GuateRider OP
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Location: Antigua , Guatemala
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The next day we left for the mountains , the Popocatepetl and La Mujer Dormida . Following again the advice and instruction of LDCMEX (Gracias!) , we took some backroads , passing through Tetela del Volcan to Ozumba and then on to Amecameca . All the time we had a great view on both, Popo and Mujer Dormida from different angles .

Once in Amecameca we got ourself a room and a great barbacued rabbit and the we rode up to Paso de Cortes, that is as close as you can get to the Popo at this moment . Since he is active right now , nobody is allowed further up ...Too bad !!! Back home in Guatemala we are allowed to go up all the way to the lava on the active Pacaya...
But the view up there was really great

La Mujer Dormida

Since it was so great up there , we decided to come back again the next morning, to see what it would be like at sunrise up here .

We didn't make it for sunrise the next morning , but not much later .
It was cold (close to freezing point) , but the amazinf views started already on the ride up . The Popo was welcoming us with a big smoke eruption

and this was the view we had from up at the Paso de Cortes

Without the advise and help from local inmates , it vwould at least be much more difficult to find places and backroads leading to them . Muchas gracias !!! Thank you all !!!
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