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1 month ago

Easy and muddy

Actually I did a longer circuit, starting from and returning to the refuge. The circuit was 7 km long and I would say it is moderate. We did this in 4 hours, enough time to enjoy the landscape. Nevertheless, I recommend to be well equipped and prepared for wind, rain and fog. If sunny day, sun protection, hat, sun glasses. Water and some chocolate it will be needed.

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muddy
2 months ago

Beautiful hike. It's fairly easy and non technical. There are numerous cow trails so we found ourselves off the main trail several times. It's open and expansive so it's easy to get back on track if you're recording. Since the trails are used by cattle there is a large amount of cow/horse poop. The Caja's are muddy at the best of times. It rained the second half of our hike. The trails pooled water. Just accept that you will be dirty and wet when you are done. We caught a bus from the terminal in Cuenca and asked the bus driver to let us off at the trail head. We just went one way. The Luspa trail ends at the highway. We started to walk and flagged down the first bus we saw. For an extra dollar the driver let us off where we asked. Great experience.

on Cerro San Luis Loop

2 months ago

The circuit is classified "muy difícil", but this depends by the experience as well. For sure it is not recommended to the persons who suffer of vertige, afraid of height nor to the beginners. Physical shape is important as well. If the weather it is raining, better to avoid. Before entering, take precautions, get documented and registered at the entry point. The satisfaction it is great, the amazing view is paying off the efforts.

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muddy
2 months ago

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on Cerro San Luis Loop

2 months ago

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7 months ago

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Sunday, March 04, 2018