|hike to the glacier|
|hiking up Cotapaxi with clouds rolling in|
|next to the glacier|
|View from the refuge|
|After lunch the sky turned blue so we got a nice view of the top|
|At the refuge (15,953 ft or 4864 meters)|
|The drive back to Latunga from Cotapaxi was nice|
I was surprised there was an airport in Latacunga since it so close to Quito and found out its because of the large greenhouse that exports roses to the US. You can see the greenhouse on the ride out to Quilotoa because its so large. Latacunga has an altitude of about 2,750 meters.
We stopped at Limpiopungo lake to acclimate on the way to Cotapaxi and also stopped at the Cotopaxi museum.
|a really beautiful ride back|