Monthly Archives: February 2018

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Lake Atitlan – beautiful, but too much water

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(February 28 – written by Dave) Our guest cottage was amazingly quiet overnight.  We both slept great.  It probably had something to do with not having an alarm set as well.  The Guatemalan central highlands turned out to be harder … Continue reading

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Topping out – San Cristobal Totonicapan to Panajachel (77k/11,349k, 1250m)

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(February 27 – written by Dave) We survived the night in our rough hotel room.  We discovered that the shower AND the toilet leaked.  We had a toilet seat but every flush sort of flooded the floor a little.  Yuck.  … Continue reading

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Huehuetenago to San Cristobal Totonicapan (77k/11,272k, 1691m)

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(February 26 – written by Nancy) We had another hard day climbing through the Guatemalan mountains today – I think Dave is trying to run me into the ground with his route planning!  5,600 feet of climbing today and 4,500 … Continue reading

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A long climb –Camoja to Huehuetenango (76k/11,194)

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(February 25 – written by Dave) Day 2 in Guatemala didn’t start according to plan.  The fan in our room stopped working overnight but we only barely noticed – it was just quieter.  The real issue became more apparent when … Continue reading

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Guatemala –Comitan to Camoja (100k/11,119)

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(February 24 – written by Dave) Country Four Guatemala – we made it!  Woohoo! But before we get there, we should talk about last night and the ride today.  Last night we had our last meal in Mexico.  We had … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Oregon – San Cristobal to Comitan (93k/11,019k)

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(February 23 – written by Dave) San Cristobal is sometimes called “the Oregon of Mexico”.  Today we saw why, for a time riding through pine forests and climbing a pass that reminded us of Santiam Pass in Oregon.  There were … Continue reading

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San Cristobal food and culture

(February 21 – written by Dave) Food, glorious food.  We like rest days in bigger towns, especially when those towns are on the tourist trail and there are lots of good food options.  I’ve kind figured out a few of … Continue reading