And that day ended up being very soon, the next weekend in fact!
What can I say, we love to hike :)
Anyways...our journey started on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Once again we caught a Javilla Tours bus to Villa Gonzalez and paid a couple motoconchos (only 80 pesos each this time! our bargaining skills are improving) to take us to the "trail head." Trail head is in quotations because its not really a real trail, more like a path that a few farmers might use to get back and forth across the mountain. In fact, it was closed off by a barbed wire fence and we had to ask the kindly old men in the shack next to the gate if it was ok for us to pass through. Of course they didn't mind though. Once we were passed the barbed wire we were on our way!
Perhaps one of the loveliest qualities about Lindsay is that she never fails to see the beauty in everything.
In any case our artistic reverie was abruptly interrupted when we stumbled upon a group of men bathing desnudo (naked!) just a little further downstream.
I quickly averted my eyes since my Catholic upbringing had me blushing like a school girl. So, of course, no pictures for you. We promptly changed course and headed back for the road, giggling as we pondered what the bathing men must have thought about a group of gringas bursting in on their bath.
We happily made our way back to the highway to await our bus.
Overall, a good trip with a few surprises, just the way I like my adventures :)