November 15, 2013
Ecuador season is off and running. IMG Senior Guide, Luke Reilly is at the helm. As always, he’ll be working with my friend of 3 decades, Romulo Cardenas.
The entire team arrived late yesterday and spent their first night at the Hacienda Guachala. Since everyone and their luggage got in without issue, they headed to Otavalo this morning, passing the equator and getting back into the northern hemisphere. With lots of available time today, a first acclimatization hike around Cuicocha, a local crater lake, was in order. Staying tonight at the Hotel Otavalo, eating pizza in town and squeezing in a visit to a local weaver friend, Jose Cotacache. The famous Otavalan market is tomorrow. My guess is that more than a few Christmas presents are going to get purchased.
They’re off to a good start.