It's only a little ridiculous that I traveled to a remote village in Ecuador when I've never been to Crater Lake in Oregon.
But today's adventure was a hike partway around this gorgeous volcanic crater at 4000 meters with a few friends from the Black Sheep Inn. Nicole said Lake Titicaca doesn't hold a candle to Quilotoa.
They walked down to the lake, but they were also half my age and hot off the Inca trail. So I set off slowly on my own. I had a car waiting in a town below.
I was surprised to find sheep on the hillside.
It was tough going on Friday the 13th, a bit more Outward Bound than this acrophobic would really have preferred. But in the end we made it down to my pickup point, and the rest of the intrepid hikers continued on down the canyon and back up to Chugchilan.