Walking in Cocuy – Day 2

We started the day  not so early – around 7:30. Carlos, our guide cooked a delicious chicken and egg soup (changua). BTW, I had a fairly good night, not so cold.

A 4WD took us and our equipment to a small lodge/restaurant/grocery (“La Esperanza”) in the end of the road to La Laguna Grande de la Sierra, our first destination.

La EsperanzaCocuy - On the Way Up

From there we hiked for 30 mins to our first camping site (at 3500 mtrs.). The place was gorgeous, just besides a crystal clear river falling directly from the glacier . This river was so inviting, and the weather so warm that I took a plunge in its gelid waters…

Camp 1Cristal Clear Waters

Camping place was ok—hidden in the bushes, but very cold during the night, there was even a thin crust of frost over the tent the following morning.  

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