February 27, 2011
From Guanajuato we drove to Mazamitla, Jalisco. The distance is about 180 miles (290 km). The route leads past Irapuato, then via Mex 90 through La Piedad de Cabadas to Mex 15D, via Mex 15D to La Barca, south on Mex 110 to Jiquilpan de Juárez, then west to Valle de Juárez and Mazamitla.
In Valle de Juárez, near Mazamitla, we had a great stay at Hacienda Contreras. As always, Sal and Barb Contreras were wonderful hosts. They led two hikes - one to the top of nearby El Picacho, and entertained the guests at campfires on two different nights.
For more about Hacienda Contreras see page 256 of Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping, 4th Edition.
The Climbers Atop El Picacho
Closeup of the Climbers
Mike, Terri, Ruth, Kevin, Barb and Sal Contreras
View from El Picacho
Roca Azul, Jocotepec, Jalisco
Then on to Jocotepec and Roca Azul. This one is a very easy drive, only 50 miles (80 km) - and no tolls.
For more about Roca Azul see page 246 of Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping, 4th Edition.
Roca Azul RV Resort - Near Jocotepec on Lake Chapala
Office at Roca Azul
Rigs Parked at Roca Azul
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