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This cusion plant is known as Yareta and it matches Kessler's coat quite well. The plants are located on either side of Cerani. This one is just below the pass on the west side at around 5200 meters elevation.


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Mark DoironCute

Mark Doiron

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Made me laugh. :-) --mark d.
Posted Dec 31, 2007 8:48 am

ScottRe: Cute


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I should have had his take his red jacket off.
Posted Dec 31, 2007 5:52 pm

lisaeRe: Cute


Voted 10/10

You might have had trouble distinguishing him from the plant in that case ...:)

Very fun picture!
Posted Jan 7, 2008 4:52 pm

The Lower MarmotYareta

The Lower Marmot

Voted 10/10

The plant's name is yareta.

They're pretty common at higher elevations in the area.

Yareta is actually very important to many of the indigenous people of southern Peru--when i was living in a Quechua settlement on the south slopes of Coropuna a year and a half ago, i learned that it is their primary source of fuel for fires. If you kick over a yareta plant and break off the green outer, the interior is a dry, dirty wood. It actually burns surprisingly hot and long.

And great shot--i'm really excited about your Cerani page, and can't wait to get there in five or six months.

Posted Jan 1, 2008 1:09 pm

ScottRe: Yareta


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Thanks. I added the name of the plant to the caption.
Posted Jan 1, 2008 5:10 pm

lcarreauAn outstanding match!


Voted 10/10

The plant matches the coat ... amazing!!! Thanks for the valuable information.
Posted Jan 5, 2008 10:54 pm

tanyaVery Cute!


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Posted Jan 6, 2008 9:43 am

Igor CzsVery nice pic!

Igor Czs

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The kid looks so happy....

Posted Jan 19, 2008 7:28 am



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Hes is so cute but he definately needs to take his jacket off for the picture! :^)
Posted Apr 6, 2008 11:03 pm



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Posted Jun 21, 2009 9:38 pm

BLongNice image


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I saw this image in your gallery and it reminded me of a moss covered boulder that I walked past about 6 weeks ago (which was in Sajama National Park, Bolivia). Certainly the same environment as your Arequipa shot. Thanks for sharing.

Posted Sep 1, 2009 11:56 pm



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Posted Oct 6, 2009 11:23 am

RayMondoSome hiker


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Just read on the Forum what you've all been doing. Phenomenal kids!
Posted Dec 1, 2009 8:11 am

ScottRe: Some hiker


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Thanks. We've had some good times climbing out there.
Posted Dec 1, 2009 10:12 pm

gimpilatorCute Picture!


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We saw some of these plants when we were in Bolivia. Did you know that they can live for thousands of years?
Posted Apr 24, 2011 5:03 am

ScottRe: Cute Picture!


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Thanks for the comment.

They are really cool plants and quite old.
Posted Apr 25, 2011 8:56 pm

Tomek Lodowy11/10

Tomek Lodowy

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Posted Apr 24, 2011 6:28 am

ScottRe: 11/10


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Thanks for the comment.
Posted Apr 25, 2011 8:56 pm

naderVery interesting


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Seems the same as this plant in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.
Posted Jul 11, 2014 9:04 am

RobSCCool Plant


Voted 10/10


As someone who enjoys travelling the World to see the bizarre, you have shown that there are always more surprises! Great how it matches with Kessler's outfit! Cute picture in addition to its strangeness.
Posted Jul 11, 2014 2:52 pm

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