Ascent of Sierra Negra on 1992-12-05
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, December 5, 1992|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hitchhiking|
| Elevation:||15026 ft / 4579 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI looked for a bus that would take me to Esperanza -> Atzitzintla -> Texmalaquilla. The people at the bus terminal recommended that I go to Cd. Mendoza and find a bus from there. I flipped a coin and took an AU bus to Cd. Serdan and caught buses to Esperanza and Atzitzintla, real slick. I walked a mile toward Texmalaquilla and then hitched a ride the rest of the way, got supper and camped about a 45 minute hike above Texmalaquilla. The road between El Seco and Ciudad Serdan skirts a crater with a beautiful lake at the bottom of it.
Dec 5 1992 Sat. I went and climbed Sierra Negra, 14435' to 15092' (I don't know how high it is). Great views of Pico de Orizaba (18700') along the way. On the way up I saw three people coming down. One was a Mexican. On top I notice that my binoculars were missing. I found them under the tree where I had last used them, on my way down. It took five hours up, three hours down. Back in camp, on the edge of a pasture, I noticed that my running shoes were missing, the only thing, so far, that I 'lost'. I
should have hidden my gear in the gully. I am sure someone stole them. I hiked down past Texmalaquilla, hitched a ride into Esperanza and caught a bus from there to Cd. Serdan. Esperanza does not have a hotel. I stayed at Hotel Monte Carlo, cold water only.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3871 ft / 1179 m|
| Grade/Class:||class 2|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Gain on way in:||3871 ft / 1179 m|
| Route:||Bushwhack north and northwest|
| Start Trailhead:||makeshift camp by a gully 11155 ft / 3400 m|
| Time:||5 Hours |
| Route:||retrace ascent route, break camp, hike down road, |
| End Trailhead:||Below Texmalaquilla |
| Time:||3 Hours |
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