El Potrero Chico, Mexico (03/2010)



You can use your credit/ATM card in Mexioc to get cash in most Zocalo's (town squares). If you are going to pursue this option you should call you cardholder and verify with them that you will be using it out of the country. Another option would be to bring cash that you predict you will need (including food, T-shirts and other gifts) and convert it at the airport. These two methods will offer the most recent exchange rate. Simply trading dollars for peso’s on the “street” will about $10 pesos for $1 USD (2010).

El Potrero Chico Itinerary

3/06/10 Saturday
4:00pm meet in Monterrey airport
5:00pm take taxi to la posada
5:30pm arrive at la posada
6:30pm check in at la posada
7:00pm set up camp, eat dinner at posada

3/07/10 Sunday
7:00am wake up
7:30am walk to store
8:00am buy food for the week (lunches and to cook)
9:30am climb in the Virgin Canyon section

5:00pm dinner
6:00pm climb/relax
3/08/10 Monday
7:30am wake up and prepare for the day
8:30am climb

5:00pm hike out for dinner
6:00pm climb till dark! Let people choose: climb, hike, rent mt bikes, relax, pool

3/09/10 Tuesday
7am wake up
8am climb
11:00am walk into town for the market

1:30pm hike back to camp
2:30pm take a break and get things ready to climb
3:30pm climb

7:00pm dinner
8:00pm prep for the next day

3/10/10 Wednesday
7:30am wake up
8:30am Climb

5:00pm dinner
6:00pm climb some more

3/11/10 Thursday

Explore town

Rest Day

3/12/10 Friday
7:30 wake up
8:30 climb

5:00pm dinner
6:00pm climb or relax
3/13/10 Saturday
7:30 wake up
8:30 Climb
12:00pm pack to leave
Afternoon/evening fly out

3/14/10 Sunday
Fly out




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