The valley was practically 10,000 feet below us. What an exhilerating feeling. We felt alive!
And there right in front of us as the view opened to the south, was the Volcan de Fuego. What a incredible sight we thought as we looked down on it.
It is a true joy to live in Mexico, particularly Ajijic, a retirement capital on Mexico's largest lake. Life here is full of opportunity to be alive, mentally and physically active and fit, no matter what one's interests. For those inclined, one can go off in any direction, by any means, near or far, and discover a world of adventure as you'll see below.
I enjoy writing what I learn. My second edition of Walks and Trails around Ajijic is now available throughout Ajijic including Bugamvilias Bookstore and Superlake. There are eight walks and over two dozen trails described in detail along with colour maps and GPS waypoints. I am working on a companion book, Backroads and Trails beyond Ajijic for the more adventurous.
Every Tuesday the Been There and Back gang meets at the local donut shop in Ajijic for coffee and a donut before leaving at 9AM for a day of mountain hiking. We hike directly out of Donas, or carpool or bus to far off trailheads. At times we'll go off for 2 or 3 days to explore an area. See Jim Cook's Hiking Lake Chapala's Mountains blog entry for January 6 '08 http://cookjmex.blogspot.com/