ECUADOR - Monday, November 17th, 2008

Today we had breakfast at the hotel again, and packed up to leave. We threw all our stuff, except our passports which we left in the hotel safe, into two SUV's and headed out down the road.

Today we set out up Guagua Pichincha, approximately 15,700'. It wasn't too bad, I think we all did pretty good.

We then drove to a hacienda on the way to Iliniza (La Estacion), had supper and crashed in our rooms.

Supper was classic old-school several courses by attentive staff, and an employee of the hacienda banked a nice fire in the adjoining section between our two rooms (Chuck and Eric in one, Daniel and I in the other). I rinsed out some clothes and hung them to dry by the wood stove overnight.