Santa María de Jesùs Travel Guide

  • SANTA MARIA DE JESUS
    SANTA MARIA DE JESUS
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  • AGUA VOLCANO SEEN FROM SANTA MARIA DE JESUS
    AGUA VOLCANO SEEN FROM SANTA MARIA DE...
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  • HERE IS WHERE YOU'LL FIND THE STORE HALFWAY UP
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    by RAZOR-REN Updated Dec 27, 2006

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    RETURNING TO GUATEMALA AFTER 1 YEAR LATER, I DECIDED I WOULD HAVE ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT CLIMBING UP AGUA. WE CLIMBED UP SANTA MARIA A FEW DAYS BEFORE AND IPALA THE DAY BEFORE AND ALTHOUGH AGUA IS ALMOST AS TALL AS SANTA MARIA (3760M ABOVE SEA LEVEL), I ACTUALLY FOUND THIS EASIER THAN SANTA MARIA TO HIKE UP.

    THE TRAIL STARTS SOMEWHERE FROM THE TOP END OF THE MAYA TOWN SANTA MARIA DE JESUS AND CAN GET VERY ROCKY AND EVENTUALLY STEEP THAT IT COULD EFFECT YOUR BALANCE. YOU NEED TO BE FIT TO DO THIS.

    IT CAN BE A LONG WAY UP AND LONG WAY DOWN BUT WATCH OUT FOR HORSE *** EVERYWHERE AS THE PATHS CAN BE NARROW AND BE CAREFUL OF LOOSE ROCKS AND MUDDY PATHS AS YOU COULD SLIP.

    HALFWAY UP THE VOLCANO IS A SMALL STORE WHERE YOU CAN BUY REFRESHMENTS INCLUDING BISCUITS, CRISPS, AND FIZZY DRINKS WHICH COULD BE IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR ENERGY LEVELS UP.

    UNLESS YOU PLAN TO CAMP AT THE CRATER OVERNIGHT, START YOUR HIKE EARLY IN THE MORNING TO AVOID NIGHTFALL ON YOUR DESCENT. IT'S ABOUT 5-6 HOURS CLIMB.

    TAKE SOME WATER, A WARM TOP, AND SANDWICHES WITH YOU.

    AGUA VOLCANO SEEN FROM SANTA MARIA DE JESUS HERE IS WHERE YOU'LL FIND THE STORE HALFWAY UP YOU HAVE TO CROSS THIS GORGE, BE CAREFUL HERE NEVER REACHED THE VERY TOP BUT THIS HOW FAR I GOT
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