This was by far the highest point I’ve ever hiked to and was an amazing adventure.
Yes, I got altitude sickness. Yes, I wanted to stop. Yes, I felt absolutely awful on the hike down. And yes, I know that doesn’t sound like fun at all.
But, it was an incredible experience, had breathtaking views, and was a great accomplishment.
It is nearly impossible to truly capture the entire grandeur and sheer magnitude of the volcano. This photo was taken just past the tree line and shows a silhouette of a hiker starting along the ridge before the summit. I was at least an hour below that hiker and maybe another 45 minutes from the summit.
Despite all the hardships, I’m ready for my next big hike. And perhaps even a bigger adventure than the hike was trying to get back to Puebla after I finished. But that’s a story for another post.