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anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Nov 13, 2013 - 07:04am PT
I went to Ecuador about 6-7 yrs ago on a spur of the moment thing. stayed at Hosteria Papagayo outside Quito
it was nice, pretty cheap, great food, and you could get rides to the volcanoes from there for climbs/hikes. didn't check out the jungles, however.

I am also contemplating a christmas/new years trip for next month. probably go to joshua tree. need to escape the mega cold.
WTF

climber
Nov 13, 2013 - 08:34am PT
Blow n hookers. Duh!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Thanks for the input, seems like Ecuador is the spot.
sempervirens

climber
Nov 14, 2013 - 12:15am PT
I spent January, February and March in Ecuador 20-some years ago. I got rained and snowed off of about 6 volcanoes. And I mean downpours. Summited only on Tunguruaha. At that time on that peak I needed my crampons for only about an hour. The rest was scree up high, jungle below. That snowfield is likely all gone now on Tungu., it's 16,000 ft.

The flight to/from Galapagos from Quito was cheap, and I got the white knuckle thrill too - thunder and downpour flying back into Quito circling above the airport while I could see the jungle covered volcanoes jutting up into the clouds. The snorkeling around Galapagos was good. Good surfing and cool travelers beach at Manglaralto.
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