The Monarch Sanctuary near Angangueo Michoacan, which is not far from the state of Mexico and Mexico City, makes for a pretty long day trip from Patzcuaro.  We left early in the morning with ice still on the car windows for the 3-4 hour drive.
 

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Monarch Sanctuary Angangueo
monarchs drinking from stream
Monarch Sanctuary Angangueo
classmates, teacher, guide and horse
Monarch Sanctuary Angangueo
where's the boss
Monarch Sanctuary Angangueo
los estudiantes
Monarch Sanctuary Angangueo
looking down from 11,000 feet
Monarch Sanctuary Angangueo
one of the farms that come right up to the sanctuary
Angangueo Church
Angangueo is little town at head of valley below sanctuary