The Volcano Hike by Catarina Barreiros

I was eight years old and we were driving to the parking lot of the Cotopaxi volcano in Quito, Ecuador. The road was bumpy and had a lot of holes, so I kept on jumping up and down on my car seat. I couldn’t wait! When we got there I couldn’t stop moving. I felt so excited that I was standing on a real volcano! After I settled down my dad asked me if I would like to hike to the restaurant near the snow of the volcano. I said yes and we were off.

While we hiked we saw a bunch of rocks and other people hiking up or down. We also got a glimpse of the restaurant. Every now and then, we had to stop to take a break because we were at about 4810 meters of altitude and there was less oxygen. It was a very cold, long hike but, one hour later we got to the restaurant.

The restaurant was decorated with paintings and looked kind of old fashioned. We sat down and my dad ordered some hot chocolate and we had it by the snow outside the restaurant. After we had our hot chocolate we went back down. It only took us ten minutes (thirteen if you count the three minutes we spent throwing snowballs at each other) because we went running!

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18 thoughts on “The Volcano Hike by Catarina Barreiros

  1. Dear Katarina,
    I loved how you used some interesting words such as “glimpse” and how you stopped at the right spot in your story. You used as many details as was required but it would be more cool if you added more detail. I loved how you started your introduction nicely!
    Love,
    Khush

  2. Dear Katarina,
    I loved how you used some interesting words such as “glimpse” and how you stopped at the right spot for your story. You used as many details as was required but it would be more cool if you added more detail. I loved how you started your introduction.

    Love
    Khush

  3. Dear Catarina,
    I really like your idea. It’s great that you included some facts about the volcano.
    You wrote:
    “After I settled down my dad asked me if I would like to hike to the restaurant near the snow of the volcano.”
    Was it really snowing?
    Can you please answer these questions?
    What was the name of the restaurant? How old were you then? Was your baby brother born at the time?
    I hope you write and publish more enticing stories on the blog!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Your story was very interesting and full of excitement. It sounds like you had a great time, and I hope you hike more large dangerous volcanic mountains! 🙂

    1. Dear Catarina,
      Your story was very interesting and full of excitement. It sounds like you had a great time! I hope you hike more large dangerous volcanic mountains! 🙂

  5. Dear Catarina,
    It is really amazing that you went so high on that volcano, and also it was a nice description. 🙂

  6. Dear Catarina,
    OH MY GOSH! I can’t believe you had the opportunity to see and climb a volcano! I like the vivid detail you used in your story. Sounds like you had a great time. 🙂
    From,
    Ann-Marie

  7. Dear Caterina,

    It looks like you had a lot of fun! It reminds me of when I went hiking to Lefkes a village in Paros (the highest village in Paros).
    Love,
    Eleonora

  8. Dear Catarina,
    I loved your story where you said “13 minutes,including the three minutes that we spent throwing snowballs at each other.” I also liked that you included two pictures at the bottom of your story, which showed how the volcano and the restaurant was.
    I hope you go again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Emmanouil

  9. Dear Catarina,
    That was an awesome story!
    I loved the detail that you used, and the way you told the story; I felt like I was there!
    That was great, and I enjoyed it a lot! Wish I had been there!
    ~Maggie D. 🙂

  10. Dear Catarina,

    I really think you must have felt very excited during your hiking time! I felt like I was there when you described the restaurant and the snowed volcano! You also did not make a list because usually people do. It sounds very exciting! 🙂
    Your friend,
    Steleeza

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