Oct 18, 2009, 9:32 PM
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Re: [geri]Question about Yagul
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I had quite an adventure with a young friend this Saturday, during a short break in the weather. We took collectivos and buses to the entrance of the new excavation at Atzompa. We walked all the way up, spent 4 hours wandering around, and then found ourselves stranded there as a thunderstorm approached. I forgot it was Saturday, and the workers who were there in the morning weren't coming back after lunch! I'm putting up the pictures on Flickr.
...but if you haven't already seen it, you should try and go before they open it officially in January. We had such freedom to wander the place alone! And when we thought we might be stuck up there...I remembered a story I read about you, and felt it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to wake up in the city of the Cloud People the next morning! My friend Adriana was born in a Mixe village in the Sierras, and she is a real trooper when it comes to the unexpected!
And being a modern Mixe, she had a cell phone, which ended up being very useful when the dark clouds closed in on the mountain.
Next weekend we plan to back to Yagul, and I wanted to make sure I understood your directions to get to the "unofficial" site where the bathtub is carved into the rock. From the parking lot, if you go up the hill, you will come to those stairs leading up to the right, to the forteleza...is that they way to go? I don't remember seeing another path off to the right...but I could look again. I heard that there were unexcavated parts of Yagul "across the river", which is not enough for me to go on.... Can you help direct me?
I am looking for an occasional fellow explorer/photographer to visit pueblos during the week (Adriana is available only on weekends) Any takers? I live in Jalatlaco, close to transportation.
(This post was edited by tonyburton on Oct 19, 2009, 7:46 AM)