Quilotoa to Chugchilan hike

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Category: Ecuador / Location: Quilotoa, Ecuador / Date: 11 Oct-2014
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    Looking back at where we had come from with yet another potato farm in view
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    A small farm on the way to Chugchilan
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    A small farm on the way to Chugchilan
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    That donkey's going nowhere now
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    An old lady and her donkey
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    Looking back at where we had come from
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    The bridge crossing the stream marking the canyon floor
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    Almost reached the bottom of the canyon
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    Another nice flower seen on the way
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    Looking back at where had come from, up by those trees at the top
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    Kirsty out in front showing the way
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    Hiking down into the canyon
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    More downhill into the canyon, about 400m steep downhill
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    A pathway carved out of rock down into the canyon
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    Viewpoint pose on the Quilotoa to Chugchilan hike
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    About halfway now, Chugchilan the other side of the canyon
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    The viewpoint at the start of the canyon, we will have to descend then ascend again to reach Chugchilan
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    A quaint stone building along our hiking route
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    Hiking out of Guyama towards the canyon
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    Children playing football on a Saturday in Guayama
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    The village of Guayama, a rest stop
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    Some more potatoes
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    About a third of the way into the hike
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    Some sheep going nowhere
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    Another flower seen on the hike. Lots of these ones.
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    Finally, some downhill as we descend towards the village of Guayama
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    Hiking through volcanic sand at around 3,800m around Quilotoa
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    Some flowers on the way
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    Last view of Quilotoa lake framed by the crater rim before we set off downhill for a bit
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    Looking on to where we have to hike to, about 10km away is the village of Chugchilan
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    Coming to the end of the first stage of the hike, passing Quilotoa
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    Hiking through volcanic land of Quilotoa
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    A potato field on the hillside close to Quilotoa
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    Hiking in the rain along the crater rim of Quilotoa
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    Posing on the crater rim of Quilotoa
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    Another view of Quilotoa lake
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    Quilotoa - the water filled caldera
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    Starting our hike, first stop - El Bano

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