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Central Andes: Huancavelica to Ayacucho

There are two main routes from Huancavelica to Ayacucho...
There are two main routes from Huancavelica to Ayacucho...
...I was not convinced that this was the main road after Henry couldnt find the right way out of Huancayo
...I was not convinced that this was the "main" road after Henry couldnt find the right way out of Huancayo
...bus...that's a good sign...
...bus...that's a good sign...
...he got lucky...
...he got lucky...
The roads from Lima all the way to Huancavelia were mostly very good...
The roads from Lima all the way to Huancavelia were mostly very good...
but Route 3A south from Huancavelica to Santa InÚs is poor
but Route 3A south from Huancavelica to Santa InÚs is poor
Adobe ruins south of Huancavelia
Adobe ruins south of Huancavelia
Huancavelica to Santa InÚs
Huancavelica to Santa InÚs
The main road south of Huancavelia
The main road south of Huancavelia
Scenic but slow...
Scenic but slow...
...another bus headed north for Huancavelia
...another bus headed north for Huancavelia
Huancavelica to Santa InÚs
Huancavelica to Santa InÚs
Our first Llamas!
Our first Llamas!
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PeruMay08 791.jpg
Llamas
Llamas
Alpaca
Alpaca
Snow covered peak, Central Andes south of Huancavelia
Snow covered peak, Central Andes south of Huancavelia
Ruins along Route 3A south of Huancavelica
Ruins along Route 3A south of Huancavelica
Ruins along Route 3A south of Huancavelica
Ruins along Route 3A south of Huancavelica
The Santa Ana - Huancavelia bus
The Santa Ana - Huancavelia bus
Santa Ana. a small village between Huancavelia and Santa InÚs
Santa Ana. a small village between Huancavelia and Santa InÚs
Santa Ana, Peru
Santa Ana, Peru
Restaurant Santa Ana
"Restaurant" Santa Ana
Church of Santa Ana
Church of Santa Ana
Alpacas near Santa Ana
Alpacas near Santa Ana
Mixed herd, Santa Ana
Mixed herd, Santa Ana
Alpaca near Santa Ana
Alpaca near Santa Ana
Alpaca, sheep and a few Llamas
Alpaca, sheep and a few Llamas
Grazing near Santa Ana
Grazing near Santa Ana
It was going to be quite some time before I could tell an Alpaca from a Llama
It was going to be quite some time before I could tell an Alpaca from a Llama
Alpaca, Huancavelia to Santa InÚs
Alpaca, Huancavelia to Santa InÚs
Alpaca with sheep
Alpaca with sheep
Herds of livestock near Santa Ana, Peru
Herds of livestock near Santa Ana, Peru
Shepherd
Shepherd
Llamas
Llamas
Some snow on the high peaks, Central Andes
Some snow on the high peaks, Central Andes
Must be rich in minerals...
Must be rich in minerals...
Man with a llama on a rope
Man with a llama on a rope
Political ads
Political ads
Rundown adobe house
Rundown adobe house
Restaurant Los Andes
"Restaurant Los Andes"
More political advertising
More political advertising
Odd wetlands
Odd wetlands
Road between Huancavelica and Laguna Ayacocha
Road between Huancavelica and Laguna Ayacocha
Heavy truck kicking up dust
Heavy truck kicking up dust
A rare roadsign at the junction of the road to Huachocolpa and Caudalosa
A rare roadsign at the junction of the road to Huachocolpa and Caudalosa
Maneje con cuidado su familia lo espera
Maneje con cuidado su familia lo espera
Abra Chonta looking SW to Laguna Ayacocha
Abra Chonta looking SW to Laguna Ayacocha
Icicles, Abra Chonta 4854m
Icicles, Abra Chonta 4854m
The road descending from the pass at Abra Chonta
The road descending from the pass at Abra Chonta
Bus headed north to Huancavelica
Bus headed north to Huancavelica
The road descending from the pass at Abra Chonta
The road descending from the pass at Abra Chonta
The first of several lakes
The first of several lakes
Laguna Ayacocha, Peru
Laguna Ayacocha, Peru
Laguna Ayacocha, Peru
Laguna Ayacocha, Peru
Laguna Ayacocha, Peru
Laguna Ayacocha, Peru
Laguna Ayacocha, Peru
Laguna Ayacocha, Peru
Alpaca, Choclocococha
Alpaca, Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Ruins near Choclocococha, Peru
Ruins near Choclocococha, Peru
Ruins near Choclocococha, Peru
Ruins near Choclocococha, Peru
Ruins near Choclocococha, Peru
Ruins near Choclocococha, Peru
Main Street, Choclocococha
Main Street, Choclocococha
Woman with a bag of coca leaves
Woman with a bag of coca leaves
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Stone hut and animal enclosure, Choclocococha
Stone hut and animal enclosure, Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Much needed road equipment
Much needed road equipment
Road to Santa Ines
Road to Santa Ines
Road from Huancavelica to Santa InÚs
Road from Huancavelica to Santa InÚs
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Laguna de Choclocococha
Santa InÚs
Santa InÚs
Santa InÚs
Santa InÚs
Santa InÚs
Santa InÚs
Santa InÚs junction - sharp turn back for Ayacucho
Santa InÚs junction - sharp turn back for Ayacucho
Roadsigns for San Genaro and Ayacucho at Santa InÚs
Roadsigns for San Genaro and Ayacucho at Santa InÚs
Santa InÚs
Santa InÚs
Santa InÚs
Santa InÚs
Llama
Llama
The most dangerous thing on Peru's roads
The most dangerous thing on Peru's roads
Water project - canal
Water project - canal
Heading southeast from Santa InÚs
Heading southeast from Santa InÚs
Heading southeast from Santa InÚs
Heading southeast from Santa InÚs
Still on the dirt road...
Still on the dirt road...
Stone wall
Stone wall
Prominent outcropping
Prominent outcropping
Prominent outcropping
Prominent outcropping
Dirt road SE from Santa Ines
Dirt road SE from Santa Ines
Big truck kicking up dust...at least he's on the right side of the road
Big truck kicking up dust...at least he's on the right side of the road
Dirt road SE from Santa Ines
Dirt road SE from Santa Ines
Crossing a small river
Crossing a small river
Crossing a small river
Crossing a small river
Plume of dust from a truck in the distance
Plume of dust from a truck in the distance
Andean plateau
Andean plateau
Ruins of a small settlement
Ruins of a small settlement
Ruins of a small settlement
Ruins of a small settlement
Ruins of a small settlement near Pilpichaca
Ruins of a small settlement near Pilpichaca
Llama
Llama
Alpaca with Llamas
Alpaca with Llamas
Llamas
Llamas
Pilpichaca, Peru
Pilpichaca, Peru
Pilpichaca - Capital Alpaquera de la Provincia de Huaytara
Pilpichaca - Capital Alpaquera de la Provincia de Huaytara
End of the dirt road finally, near Rumichaca
End of the dirt road finally, near Rumichaca
Bridge on the main road from Pisco
Bridge on the main road from Pisco
Back on the pavement...joining the main road from the coast to Ayacucho, Rumichaca
Back on the pavement...joining the main road from the coast to Ayacucho, Rumichaca
Still 138km to go to Ayacucho
Still 138km to go to Ayacucho
Interesting plant
Interesting plant
Along the road from Rumichaca to Ayacucho
Along the road from Rumichaca to Ayacucho
Giant flower
Giant flower
Round stone corrals
Round stone corrals
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PeruJun08 053.jpg
Alpaca herd along the road to Ayacucho
Alpaca herd along the road to Ayacucho
Alpaca herd along the road to Ayacucho
Alpaca herd along the road to Ayacucho
Road to Ayacucho, thankfully paved
Road to Ayacucho, thankfully paved
Ccarhuaccpampa, Peru
Ccarhuaccpampa, Peru
Andean scenery enroute to Ayacucho
Andean scenery enroute to Ayacucho
Andean scenery enroute to Ayacucho
Andean scenery enroute to Ayacucho
Andean scenery enroute to Ayacucho
Andean scenery enroute to Ayacucho
Llamas with a big red cliff
Llamas with a big red cliff
Agricultural valley
Agricultural valley
Road to Ayacucho
Road to Ayacucho
Llama on the road to Ayacucho
Llama on the road to Ayacucho
Llama
Llama
Llama
Llama
Llama
Llama
Llamas and Alpaca on a ridge near the road
Llamas and Alpaca on a ridge near the road
Alpaca against the blue sky
Alpaca against the blue sky
Llama
Llama
Llama herd on the side of the road to Ayacucho
Llama herd on the side of the road to Ayacucho
Llama herd on the side of the road to Ayacucho
Llama herd on the side of the road to Ayacucho
Abra Apacheta - elevation 4746m
Abra Apacheta - elevation 4746m
Abra Apacheta - elevation 4746m
Abra Apacheta - elevation 4746m
Peru route 24 - Ayacucho
Peru route 24 - Ayacucho
Peru route 24 - Ayacucho
Peru route 24 - Ayacucho
Clouds over the Andes near Ayacucho
Clouds over the Andes near Ayacucho
Sunset approaching rapidly
Sunset approaching rapidly
Shadows cast against the mountains
Shadows cast against the mountains
We're not going to make it to Ayacucho before dark
We're not going to make it to Ayacucho before dark
Shadow of the setting sun on the Andes
Shadow of the setting sun on the Andes
Andean peak just before sunset
Andean peak just before sunset
A cold Cristal beer to greet us in Ayacucho
A cold Cristal beer to greet us in Ayacucho