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Feb 1, 2017 - Achupallas Side Trip

After the train trip, we took a side trip high above the Pan American Highway to the remote pueblo of Achupallas. Fred read about this village in Lonely Planet Ecuador. Only 28 km. from Alausi but at an altitude of 11800 feet on a treacherous road with few guardrails, the tedious drive was well worth it; the views from this chilly little town were incredible. There were many rockslides along the way and at one point we had to detour to a dirt road because the paved highway was more or less permanently blocked by a landslide. Photos by...

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