It happens frequently to locals: we take our mountains for granted. Then a visitor comes and we see them through their eyes; just then we rediscover how beautiful they are. To call them, we use a word in Spanish that actually means "hill" (cerro) even though they´re real mountains. You need to be a skilled hiker to climb "Cerro de la Silla"/ Saddle Mountain (every other month a rescue team must retrieve an injured climber), but anyone can enjoy Chipinque, a plateau half way of "Cerro de la Eme"/Em Mountain.
In fact, the word Chipinque means plateau in a long forgotten local dialect. A very winding road will take you to several viewpoints. There´s even a nice restaurant and a cabins hotel in the plateau, mostly used for family gatherings, businessmen congresses and office team buildings. An experience driver can make 15 minutes form foothill to Chipinque, but novice should take double. But hiking and biking is the main attraction of this natural reserve park, either on the road or the trails. If you want to continue to the peak -the M- you will need a guide and notify the park keepers at the entrance.
It´s forbidden to light fires.
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