Along the equator in Ecuador

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A view during a hike in the Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve in Ecuador.

My husband, our guide Patricio, and I walked through the brush in the drizzle to reach this spot where the sky became blue, and the sun shined.  Right here we stood near the equator, between two hemispheres. Dark hills were in the foreground, with a snow capped mountain far behind. The earth that we stood on was full of grasses and green bushes. The air that we breathed was completely clean and fresh.

Elemental observations.

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13 thoughts on “Along the equator in Ecuador

  1. Nel August 9, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    That’s so awesome!! Beautiful picture!

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  2. Nature on the Edge August 9, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Brilliant! Looks like you’re at quite high altitude? So different to how I imagine muggy forested equatorial lands. Love the snow on the distance.

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    • updownflight August 9, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Hi Nature on the Edge. I know when we were in Quito, Ecuador we were at a really high altitude. Hubby and I did experience mild altitude sickness. I’m not sure, however, how high we were when we were in Cayambe Coca at the spot I photographed. Cayambe Peak rises to 5790 meters (almost 19,000 feet).

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      • Nature on the Edge August 10, 2017 / 9:50 pm

        Amazingly high – that’s about the same elevation as Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa – and it’s hostile up there!

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      • updownflight August 10, 2017 / 10:12 pm

        It’s a very interesting country!

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    • updownflight August 9, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      I strongly recommend it! We had a wonderful time and the people in Ecuador are so lovely, too. We went there before ending our trip in Peru to see Machu Michu and Lake Titicaca.

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