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.


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.