January 14, 2013
Hey Tye, we had a great hike up to the hut on Ixta today to about 13,000 ft. Fantastic (t-shirt) weather and views of Ixta and smoking Popo in the distance. Great, friendly group and really fun. Next it’s showers, gear check, dinner, margaritas, then bed. Sounds like a good plan!! Back up to the hut tomorrow morning and then a gear carry to high camp. Hope all is well with you. -Dustin
Ty called in from Plaza de Mulas, all continues to go well. It was raining pretty good today which forced them in their tents for awhile (nap time!). They bumped into Hamill and his crew who are also doing great. Ty and his team will be at the trailhead tomorrow afternoon – just an 18 mile hike left in front of them. Then it’s onto Mendoza tomorrow evening – likely a midnight arrival at the Nutibara Hotel.
No word yet from Phil today, but they’re off climbing Pasochoa today, a nice acclimatization hike.