The Fast-flowing Rio Rajucolta
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Fotografia panorâmica por Arroz Marisco EXPERT MAESTRO Criado em 14:46, 22/08/2012 - Views loading...

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The Fast-flowing Rio Rajucolta

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Rio Huantsan receives so much water from the huge glacier of Nevado Huantsan that about one kilometer further down the valley it truely becomes a roaring river gushing out between the towering mountains.

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A: Midway between Quebrada Shallap & Quebrada Rajucolta

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To get to Quebrada Rajucolta south of Shallap I took the short cut over this rather steep tussocky sl...

Midway between Quebrada Shallap & Quebrada Rajucolta

B: Nevado Huantsan of Quebrada Rajucolta

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Nevado Huantsan (6,395m) is one of the higest mountain in the Cordillera Blanca range of the Andes an...

Nevado Huantsan of Quebrada Rajucolta

C: The Granite Walls of Quebrada Shallap

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Bits of granite crumble off the walls of the quebrada leaving a trail of large boulders along the val...

The Granite Walls of Quebrada Shallap

D: First View of Nevado San Juan

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Quebrada Shallap lies just south of the granite wall of quebrada Quilcayhuanca with Nevado San Juan (...

First View of Nevado San Juan

E: Laguna Rajucolta

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This photo doesn't do justice to the majestic view of  Nevado Hauntsan (6,395m) as the day became ove...

Laguna Rajucolta

F: View of Laguna Shallap

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Here is the small laguna Shallap which could often be visited on a long day trip from Huaraz. 

View of Laguna Shallap

G: Another View of Laguna Shallap

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Devastating earthquake in the last century has made it mandatory to have preventive measures in place...

Another View of Laguna Shallap

H: The Meadow of Quebrada Quilcayhuanca

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Deserted as it may appear, the green meadows and glacier lakes of Quebrada Quilcayhuanca reward hiker...

The Meadow of Quebrada Quilcayhuanca

I: On the Way to Laguna Churup

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The trail to Laguna Churup starts from a little hamlet called Pitec and is well-trodden. It takes abo...

On the Way to Laguna Churup

J: Laguna Churup

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This beautiful lake which reflects like a dark green jade beneath Nevado Churup is an easy day hike f...

Laguna Churup

Esta panorâmica foi tirada em Peru, South America

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Text by Steve Smith.

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