Pululahua Crater

Last Saturday (Nov 1) we took a day trip to Pululahua Cráter, which is very close to Mitad del Mundo, the “official” equator location.  El sábado pasado (el primer de noviembre) fuimos al Pululahua Cráter, muy cerca de la Mitad del Mundo.

The crater is huge, one of the largest in South America, and about 1,000 ft deep.  And it has farms inside!  El cráter es enorme, uno de los más grandes cráteres en Sudamérica,   ¡hay fincas en el cráter!

We took three buses to get to the road leading up to the crater; here’s Jody hiking up the road. Tomamos tres buses hasta el cráter; aqui Jody está caminando por la calle.


At the rim we looked down at the countryside below.  Desde el borde del cráter miramos el campo abajo.

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We climbed down into the crater by a very steep path.  Bajamos al cráter por un sendero muy inclinado.  No photos–we were too busy staying upright.  No hay fotos, estamos tratando de no caernos.

The country was beautiful and peaceful, with a strange shaggy pony, flowers, cliffs, and more trails.  El campo era muy lindo, con un burro muy extraño, flores, acantilados, y más senderos.

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Behind Jody in the next photo is the cliff we came down; the notch in the ridge is the view point.  Detrás de Jody en la siguiente foto está el acantilado que bajamos; el vertice en el canto es el punto de la vista.


We climbed back up the cliff; here’s Jody taking a break about halfway up.  Subimos desde el campo hasta el borde del cráter; aquí estaba Jody descansando un poco, a mitad del viaje.

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At the top, we walked down the road, caught a bus, and visited the Mitad del Mundo (“Middle of the World”).  In the first photo Scott’s sort of in the southern hemisphere and Jody’s sort of in the northern hemisphere.  The monudent was very big.  Después de subir, caminamos por la calle hasta el bus, y fuimos a la Mitad del Mundo.  En la primera foto Scott está en el hemisferio sur y Jody está en el hemisferio norte.  El monumento es muy grande.

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It was a wonderful day–fue un día muy bonito.

About scottandjody

Scott and Jody have been married for 43 years and have six adult children and four grandchildren. Scott worked as a CPA for over 32 years and Jody was a homeschooling mom. They are now serving as missionaries in Quito, Ecuador with Reach Beyond (formerly HCJB Global).
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1 Response to Pululahua Crater

  1. joandr says:

    It sure looks like Ecuador suits you. Scott is almost smiling in the first photo! Beautiful area.

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