Cajas National ParkJuly 8, 2016 in Ecuador ⋅ 🌙 7 °C
This is my last venture up to above 4000 meter - with a mini group and a guide who knows just about any plant (and animal) in this huge national reserve, plus its different usages among indigenos.
Cajas is a huge water reservoir for Cuencas, which, alone except for Quito, boasts potable tap water, so our guide claims. We drive up to its highest point, which is a key watershed (Pacific - Atlantic Ocean).
First of all, however, we pass 'Gringoland', a huge complex reminiscent of a gated community inhabited by American,Canadian, German ... old age pensioners with flats at $800 a month, unaffordable by the average Cuscenian.
We do two walks in the park boasting more than 250 lakes, one in a primeval forest area, one in the uplands, where the ground is either covered by different kinds of mosses or huge kinds of grass.
We even get some glimpses of the sun at times 😏 and the scenery is spectacular👍☺️.Read more