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Hiking in Colca Canyon

Hiking in Colca Canyon

Hiking in Colca Canyon

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Object Title: Hiking in Colca Canyon

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Page By: rgg

Created/Edited: Oct 2, 2011 / Oct 2, 2011

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It started with a mistake

Nevado Sepregina
Workers bringing the harvest to Cabanaconde as I'm hiking out. In the background (and on the other side of the Canyon) is Nevado Sepregina. At 5432m, it's more than 3000m higher than the canyon floor.
Quebrada Sepregina from the other side of Colca Canyon
Looking across to the other side
Colca Canyon
The canyon
Colca Canyon near  The Oasis
Rio Colca
Getting out of bed early isn't one of my strong suits - unless there is a compelling reason for it. I didn't anticipate that reason for today, and so I didn't start hiking until half past eight.

I wanted to do the circuit hike, down into the canyon along the eastern track and up again by "the Oasis". I didn't know it yet, but I should have started earlier.

The solution

During the hike, I realized my mistake, and fixed it by having only one rest stop. I got back just after darkness. Mind you, I did stop a lot for taking pictures!
Sunset over Colca Canyon



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