Friday, October 30, 2009

Laguna de Quilotoa, Ecuador

This is going to be a short post. Not much to say other than to look at the picture above.
The two mile wide crater was formed when the volcano erupted approximately 800 years ago and the cone collapsed. The laguna is a rich turquoise color as a result of dissolved minerals from the Volcano. Mix this beautiful color with the reflection of the sky and clouds above and it makes for quite a sight.
We hiked down to the lake and enjoyed the scenery for awhile. We then kicked ourselves for doing so because the hike back up was rediculously steep. The path was also mostly sand or volcanic ash so as you took one step up, your foot would slide half the distance back. Grueling.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful!! I also love the level of knowledge that accompanies many of your fantastic photos..I feel all educated and nourished all at the same time!

    Thank you :)

    Signed: Swiss Cheese. x x