February 6, 2012
6:00 a.m. check-in call from Phil Ershler this morning. After a scenic drive to Tlachichuca yesterday, the crew had some time to sort gear & pack up, followed by dinner. A few hours’ hike today will bring them to their camp in the forest at about 12000 ft.
where they’ll spend the night acclimatizing, then hike the remaining distance to the Piedra Grande hut on Pico de Orizaba tomorrow morning. Weather continues to cooperate, good news for the team. All’s well.