After nearly a month hanging around Silverton it was finally time to pack up Little Bear and have a travel day in search of our next 14er hikes. So, on Day #4 we slept in (sort of) before taking down camp.
After a day of “rest” we had to get back on the trails. Afterall, if we were going to succeed at hiking fourteen 14ers in 14 days we couldn’t take too many days off. So, on Day #3 our alarms rang at 3:30am, we hit snooze a few times, and finally dragged ourselves out of bed.
On Day #1 of the project we decided to go big and feature at least one item from each of these categories. This was going to be a long day so we started with a 4AM wakeup call to get an early start on the drive to American Basin to hike our first 14er—Handies Peak (14er #1).
After climbing Mexico’s 6th highest peak, La Malinche, we set our sights even higher. As we continued heading north we couldn’t help but be drawn to the two volcanoes named Izta and Popo towering over 17,000 feet elevation. Come along with us and watch the video below as we reach new heights on our hike up the 17,160 foot tall Iztaccihuatl, Mexico’s 3rd highest peak!