Rain Coming My Way Enroute to Pacchanta
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Panorama-Foto von: Arroz Marisco EXPERT MAESTRO Fotografiert: 12:52, 07/07/2012 - Views loading...

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Rain Coming My Way Enroute to Pacchanta

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There are two more lakes further down along the way to Pacchanta. I did this side trip to take a better look at this larger lake of the two and as you could see that the heaven was about to open up and there wasn't much point to hang around any loner than necessary.  

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