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parque nacional el cocuy

Location: Cocuy-Guican, Colombia

This is the other part of Colombia. The part with nevados (glaciers), moraines, rock of various forms, and an altitude ranging from 600-5330 m above sea level. Needless to say, I WAS IN MY ELEMENT!

1 May 2007, 12:59PM

Acclimatization with a view- prolific cascadas (waterfalls) flowing down the enormous slab of rock as I saunter along the path

1 May 2007, 5:41AM

Lovely. A mudslide washed away part of the road. The military (fully armed) was there to help, as well as many of the people on our bus who dug and shoveled gravel so we could (barely) pass by.

1 May 2007, 1:16PM

Happy little Frailejones (not frijoles) growing up high in the paramo.

1 May 2007, 1:20PM

Enter the Valle de las Frailejones. I for some reason could never remember Frailejon (name of the plant) and continued (at the laughing expense of Miguel) to call them Frijoles (beans).

2 May 2007, 9:25AM

Quite the valley to escalate...but with this view motivation was 110%

2 May 2007, 8:05AM

Day 2...luckily for this day (and elevation gain) we had a horse to carry our stuff.

2 May 2007, 3:54PM

One of our summit options, the peak to the left known as el Concavo...kind of in the mist here.

2 May 2007, 1:43PM

YAY Camp. Miguel, my SuperGuia and I (Wonderwoman this time) happily in front of the glacier. Our camp is located at Laguna Grande de la Sierra....4600m

2 May 2007, 1:48PM

Our friend who loyally follwed everywhere, whom I named Bandito. I love him, and miss him.

2 May 2007, 3:24PM

El Pulpito del Diablo which we had all intentions of climbing (rectangular chunk of rock jutting out on the right)... YEAH go Diablo! I was stoked and ready to rock out!

2 May 2007, 3:18PM

Lista para subir!

2 May 2007, 1:57PM





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Lovely. A mudslide washed away part of the road. The military (fully armed) was there to help, as well as many of the people on our bus who dug and shoveled gravel so we could (barely) pass by.

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Acclimatization with a view- prolific cascadas (waterfalls) flowing down the enormous slab of rock as I saunter along the path

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Enter the Valle de las Frailejones. I for some reason could never remember Frailejon (name of the plant) and continued (at the laughing expense of Miguel) to call them Frijoles (beans).

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Happy little Frailejones (not frijoles) growing up high in the paramo.

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Day 2...luckily for this day (and elevation gain) we had a horse to carry our stuff.

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Quite the valley to escalate...but with this view motivation was 110%

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YAY Camp. Miguel, my SuperGuia and I (Wonderwoman this time) happily in front of the glacier. Our camp is located at Laguna Grande de la Sierra....4600m

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One of our summit options, the peak to the left known as el Concavo...kind of in the mist here.

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El Pulpito del Diablo which we had all intentions of climbing (rectangular chunk of rock jutting out on the right)... YEAH go Diablo! I was stoked and ready to rock out!

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Our friend who loyally follwed everywhere, whom I named Bandito. I love him, and miss him.

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Lista para subir!