SAE’s Poor Man’s Hike Club. Neither luxury buses nor gourmet lunches for us! Usually we take Ecuadorian trains, buses and taxis for transportation and we pack our lunch! (Sometimes private transportation) We’re neither trekkers nor mountaineers either. All are easy hikes. Bring a hat, your lunch, water bottle and trail runners (boots) . Day hikes originate from the clubhouse Sunday mornings, usually at 8 am and are often $30 per person (sometimes less, sometimes more) or $50 a couple (kids are usually $10). Call the club for RSVP at Protected content .
Pululahua Crater and Museo Solar Inti Nan.
When: February 2nd
Leaving 9 a.m. from SAE Clubhouse
Pululahua is primarily a destination activity. There is a terrific mirador (lookout) on the crater’s rim for relaxing as well as walking trails into the crater. Pululahua is the only caldera in the world that is cultivated. (Only two are inhabited.) Small farms fill the crater with two volcanic rises in the center. It never rains in Pulllahua. Afternoon mist (fog) provides the necessary moisture for farming. Museo Solar Int- Nan is an outdoor exhibit with fascinating exhibits of astronomical, geography and explanations of the importance of Ecuador’s geographical location. The real reason to come is for the water and energy demonstration of actually being ON the Equator. This is a destination event, no hiking. Only a little walking at the mueso and Pululahua lookout