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  • Day246

    A New Frontera

    April 4, 2016 in Guatemala ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    After our alpine start and volcano adventuring, and a few more dirt road descents, we were hot and tired by 1 pm, so were excited when the Bomberos of Barberena welcomed us to stay with them for the night. We spent the afternoon eating and relaxing and the evening watching as they responded to numerous emergencies. The next day's ride had some wonderful smooth descents, and some truck assisted ascents... but the heat was getting to us as we neared the El Salvador border so we took an extended lunch break at some pools in the tiny hamlet of Aldea El Coco. Yet another smooth border crossing took us over a river and into El Salvador. The climb back out of the river valley in the hot afternoon got us to Lago Llano El Espino, where some friendly restaurant owners let us camp on the shores of the lake for the night after a delicious first dinner in El Salvador.Read more