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Cairned Routes of the Huayhuash | by Xuberant Noodle
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Cairned Routes of the Huayhuash

The trail leading through this particular valley is not part of the main Huayhuash trekking circuit trail but is instead a "cairned route" which is supposed to have rock piles (cairns) marking the way. They often have no cairns at all and our topo map and gps were our only guiding sources. Fortunately the trail through this canyon was easy to follow. It was such a good decision, the scenery was absolutely spectacular and all 3 lagoons were a different shade of turquoise. This is some of the best trekking out there!

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Taken on May 30, 2012