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The Valley on Way to Chavin...Lots of Agriculture, Esp. Corn

More Valley Scenes on Way to Huantar

View of Part of 1000km + Path From Huantar to Ecuador

Across Road From Path Are Rock Steps Continuation of 1000km Path

Adobe Construction and Locals Outside Home...Road to Huantar

Expansive Valley w/ Snowcapped Mtn Peaks of Cordillera Blanca in Distance

More Valley Scenes on Way to Huantar, Peaks of Cordillera Blanca

More Valley Scenes on Way to Huantar, Peaks of Cordillera Blanca

More Valley Scenes on Way to Huantar, Peaks of Cordillera Blanca

River in Valley to Huantar

Does This Look Like Montana or What?

More Valley Scenes on Way to Huantar, Peaks of Cordillera Blanca

More Valley Scenes on Way to Huantar, Peaks of Cordillera Blanca

More Valley Scenes on Way to Huantar, Peaks of Cordillera Blanca

Typical Indigenous House and Animal Enclosure of Rock

Field By Lake Filled w/ These Low Growers

One of 269 Lakes in This Cordillera Blanca Reserve Area

Posed Photo of Indigenous Folk and Gal From OR in Tour Group...By...

They Say the Trees in This Shot Form Map Image of Peru!?

Climbing Up Mtn to Huantar From Valley

Tunnel Dividing Continent Built in 2000, Alt. 4516m.(14,000' +)

Other Side of Tunnel Looking Down Toward Huantar (Not Seen)

Other Side of Tunnel Looking Down Towards Road We Take to Huantar...

Corrals For Animals Used by Indigenous Folks Living in Mtns

Huantar Valley

Huantar Valley

Huantar Valley

Huantar Valley

Huantar Valley

Entry Sign to Chavin


Since tour bus picks us up at Hostel and we need to find out about Bon´s pack we head for Alas Peruianas office to get a message to Juan via Ceasar (bus guy here) that we´ll call later to see if pack is on bus. Also, called Joe in Lima to cancel Fri reservations at Flying Dog and make new for Sat/Sun. Left on tour @ 9:15 but really not until 10 w/ picking up others (23 total). Great trip all day...see pics.

The Cordillera Blanca has 50 peaks over 5700m. (19,000')high whereas in N. Am only 3 exist this high - Pico de ORIZABA in MX, Logan in Canada, and Denali in Alaska! Europe has none...only in Asia are mtns higher than in the Andes.

Got back by 8, went direct to bus station and no pack. Called Juan but he´s in Trujillo, Isabella who works the phone/sells tickets said no pack showed up there. I explained that we`d be returning to Casma tomor eve so if it turned up to just hold it there. Off to dinner (celeb US win over Argentina) at La Rotonda Pizzeria! We'ver eaten dinner there 3 nites, food, esp salads very good - Percy, waiter is very nice/helpful fellow and Gregory (owner?) exchgd book we'd finished (Atlantis Found, interesting, quick read)

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