|Looking east from the crater rim. Toluca smog in the distance.|
We had a nice hike on the south-facing slopes of the crater rim (the north slopes are full of snow) and then Alex and Will visited the crater lake. Skies were extremely blue and all the pollution from Toluca, Valle, and Mexico City was below us.
As we descended back to the parking lot it was a steady stream of people hiking up to enjoy the rare snow + no clouds + visibility. Entire families, some wearing entirely inappropriate clothing for the volcano (!) were heading up to play in the snow and take photos...I guess Toluca proper doesn't get much snow!
|Crater lakes, facing SE.|
|Popocatépetl volcano on the horizon, facing east.|
|Heading up to the high point of the rim, facing west.|