Monday, May 23, 2011
The never-ending hike -above the clouds
Yesterday we took a bus out to Olmue (a town not far from Valparaiso) and did a huge hike up La Campana, the second tallest peak in the region!
We hiked with our friends, Jules and Steafan, Keith and Becky from NYC (who are living here in Valpo). A really nice guy named Luis joined us and kind of was our guide. It was his 90th time to go up. Daddy was sick, so he couldn't go.
It actually looked like we were on the tallest peak because the tallest one was far away. We made it to the top! We hiked up the 2000 meters in just 7 kilometers (6,561.68 feet in just 4.5 miles) and then we had to do it all over again all the way down (which was harder)! It took about 9.5 hours to go up and down.
It was really fun, but we were REALLY TIRED AND SORE by the end! Charles Darwin did the same hike in 1834. Check out his plaque.