|Distance||30.00 kms||18.64 miles|
|Climbed||954 meters||3,130 feet|
|Ride time (hours)||3.75||-|
|Avg speed||8 kph||-|
|Distance||12,660.52 kms||7,867.18 miles|
|Climbed||149,799 meters||491,467 feet|
|Ride time (hours)||1,019.70||-|
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
We headed into El Ángel in the morning for breakfast and supplies. It started raining pretty hard while we were eating and it continued on for the rest of the day. The climb up to the nature reserve started out on wet cobblestones with sharp grades then switched to dirt, rock, and mud until we got to the top. The refugio is at 3,700 meters... man was it freezing with rain and fog. We decided to quit at 2pm and stay at the refugio. We wrapped ourselves up in blankets and watched a movie.
At 6 the park ranger left and the night watchman showed up. We made a big dinner of pasta, vegies, beans, and sausage that we shared with the guard. Before we went to sleep the guard shot off a sawed-off shotgun, saying it was to scare a way wolves... I'm a little skeptical that there are wolves up there... Covered in 3 blankets the night turned out to be not so cold.