Plants of Northern Peru

Mon, 2018-11-05 10:48 -- blazej
27 Oct
Yoko Arakawa

DRIVING UP THE winding, unpaved gravel road to the Huascarán National Park entrance, in front of our eyes was a deeply curved U-shaped rock wall that looked like a big window opening straight up 3000 ft (1,000 m). Once we arrived, we saw beautiful milky-turquoise colored glacier lakes in front of us with snow-capped mountains as a distant backdrop. The rock walls were covered with hundreds of thousands of bromeliads like a natural grand green wall. We were 12,500 ft (3,800 m) high in the Andes.

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