November 13, 2013
Well, Austin, Dallas, Cato and team got their rear-ends kicked on Ixta. Storms are quite unusual for this time of year in Mexico but not unheard of. At high camp, winds were 50 plus with higher gusts. After a couple of broken tent poles and enough hours of horizontal sleet, the gang said ‘this is stupid’ and got the heck out of there. They retreated to the safety and security (and dryness) of the Altzamoni Hut for the night. Winds stayed high throughout the night but now weather is improving and forecast is good.
Heading to Puebla today. They’ll regroup and then head to the village of Tlachichuca and Pico de Orizaba. It’s time for the weather gods to give the team a break!