Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cañon del Pato

The general strike in the Huaraz area was over, so after a day in Casma we set out for the Cordillera Blanca, the second highest mountain range in the world, by heading up the Cañon del Pato in a bus.

The highlights of the bus ride included spotting a Duke Energy Power Plant in Huallanca and passing through a series of 39 one-lane tunnels high above the river below. Oh, and not to mention that the road is unpaved. See video below.

3 comments:

Crash Eddy said...

Geez, John, you had me reaching for my motion sickness bag!

Mark said...

That's some wild ride!

john said...

Mark & Ed,
Yeah, it was a wild ride, but not too bad. A few of the earlier bus rides were so crazy that I could not get my camera out of its case as both hands were needed to stay in the seat. On others I could get the camera out, but the bus was moving so much that looking at the dials and buttons made me want to puke.