you can tell it is early, the shadows are still long. These young men are selling walking sticks for 5 quetzalis - less than a US dollar. But they have an ongoing lesson in free enterprise. They stop you on the way down and ask for your stick - so they can sell it tomorrow... When I offered to sell mine for 6 Q they left me alone. But I tried to tell them my stick was road tested and carried to the top and back... they didn't go for it.