Cloud Camping

After a few false starts trying to leave Oaxaca (we failed at finding yellow fever vaccinations and at replacing our broken camping chairs,) we finally made our way out of town and up into the mountains near Benito Juarez. The dirt road was in pretty good shape and we just climbed and climbed up to our destination at 10,200 ft.

There were a few sections where we couldn’t get up (even in 1st gear) because of the slope, but were able to roll back down and get a running start.

At the top, it’s tranquil and beautiful. There really isn’t much up here other than some farming and great hiking trails. At the very top we found a place to park for the night and climbed the final few hundred feet to the summit.

There is a rickety suspension bridge that connects two rock outcroppings. Of course, we had to go across and check it out.

It’s nice and cool up here and completely silent at night. Perfect for camping.

2 thoughts on “Cloud Camping

  • May 31, 2010 at 7:16 AM

    If you’re brave, the trick to climbing sooooooper-steep grades is to take them in reverse, which is geared even lower than first.

    10,200ft! That’s got to be your highest point yet….


  • June 1, 2010 at 8:33 PM

    hey guys that isn’t a really good idea going in reverse, yes it is geared a little lower but it is also the weakest gear in the tranny. I wouldn’t back it up any more hills than I had too

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