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I've worked as a photo-journalist on newspapers in and around the San Francisco Bay area for more than 15 years. I also do travel photography work and wedding photography. If you have interest in using one of my photos or would like some contract photography work done, please contact me at damontighe@gmail.com or 510-282-4480. A lot of my work does not fit the Panoramio photo profile for google earth, so I post photos elsewhere. A good place to see a variety of my work is at: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/damon_tighe/popular-interesting/ -Damon

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Hiking Santa Cruz / Vaqueria : 04 days / 03 nights
• Hiking Circuit: Cashapampa - vaqueria • Duration: 04 days / 03 nights • Starting Altitude: 2900 masl Cashapampa. • Maximum altitude: 4750 m. • Difficulty: moderate • Best season: April to October www.andesexplorerperu.com

Hiking Santa Cruz / Vaqueria : 04 days / 03 nights
• Hiking Circuit: Cashapampa - vaqueria • Duration: 04 days / 03 nights • Starting Altitude: 2900 masl Cashapampa. • Maximum altitude: 4750 m. • Difficulty: moderate • Best season: April to October Itinerary Day 01 Huaraz - Cashapampa - Llamacorral. Morning transfer from Huaraz to the village of Cashapampa 2900msnm. On the way we will pass by the airport of Anta, Carhuas, Yungay, Caraz and finally to Cashapampa where Nevado Santa Cruz is seen from the way closer to Cashapampa, a huge pyramid-shaped mountain. The hike begins with a gradual climb over the valley of Santa Cruz. The first two hours walk on a gradual climb, as passing hours, the valley is shown more open with a fabulous stage and walk easy access. Camp close to the river at a place called Llamacorral 3760msnm. Approximately 6-7 hours of walking. Day 02 Llamacorral - Taullipampa. We will walk trough the valley until we arrive to our camp Taullipampa 4250 meters. During the walk we will observe the Caraz, Pumapampa snowy twin peaks of the famous mountains of Quitaraju and Alpamayo. We will walk through the two lakes, first the smallest Ichic cocha special habitat of birds and aquatic flora; then the largest one, Jatuncocha meaning large lagoon. The camp is surrounded by huge mountains like Paria, Artesonraju, Jancarurish, Pucahirca, Rinrijirca, Millishraju, Nevado Aguja, Pyramid of Garcilaso, Santa Cruz, Quitaraju and Alpamayo. Our second camp is Taullipampa, spend the night under the gaze of the imposing Taulliraju, we will see this mountain very closer the next day from the Punta Union 4750msnm step. Approximately 6-7 hours of walking Day 03 Taullipampa - Punta Union – Paria We will walk for about of two hours and half on a stone road to the pass of Punta Union 4750msnm., Where the streams of Santa Cruz and splendid Huaripampa is observed, describing where we come from and where we walk, so the above snowy increasingly impressive mountains closer to us. After a few moments remained at altitude again we begin to descend upon a rocky path through two small lakes in the Huaripampa ravine. We take a rest at Paria area under the snow mountains from the same name. And finally continue to the third camp 3900msnm Paria, From where the view is still breathtaking Taulliraju the Rinrijircas, Pucahircas, Quitaraju, the Santa cruz, Artesonraju, Pyramid of Garcilaso, Paria, Millishraju, etc. Approximately 6-7 hours of walking. Day 04 quebrada Paria - Vaqueria – huaraz After breakfast we begin again to descend on a rocky path along the river passing by Huaripampa ravine. We take snaks continue our trek, we descend into the valley passing through Yurma, Huaripampa, until you reach the village of Colcabamba Chacraraju mountain spectacular view. On the way we will find many local children. We will continue our trek to vaqueria About 5 hours walk. We aboard the busfor the next pass, Portachuelo de Llanganuco, where from you will observe the most important mountains of the Cordillera Blanca: Huascaran 6789msnm this is the highest peak of Peru, the four peaks of Huandoy, King of the Cordillera Blanca ; Chopicalqui, Chacraraju Yanapaccha, Pisco and beautiful lagoons of Llanganuco (Chinancocha and Orconcocha); Return to Huaraz

In the Price Includes: • Bus Transfer from Bus Stop to the Selected Hotel • Transfer from Huaraz to starting point of Expeditions • All meals included during the expedition • Official trekking guide • cook • donkey to transport the equipment and foodstuffs for the expedition • Donkey Driver • First Aid Kit • personal tent, camping equipment, dining tent, kitchen tent, • Tables, chairs, kitchen utensils. • Last day in Huaraz, transfer from hotel to bus station for return to Lima Not Incuded in the Price • Huascaran National park entrance fees. S/ 65.00 • Hiking personal equipment, Sleeping bag, Meals and drinks while in the city Recommended equipments for the Trek

• Sleeping bag • Trekking Shoes • Waterproof trousers • Rain jacket • feather jacket • Extra Clothes for Changing • A pair of poles • Canteen for water • Frontal Flashlight • Hood for cold • Hat for sun • Insect repellent • Sunscreen • Sunglasses 100% UV. • Water Purifier • We recommend bringing your personal first aid kit • In case you do not have the above equipment can be rented in Huaraz

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Beautiful image L+F!

Great composition, contrast, skyscape and view of the rock! LIKE/FAVORITE :)
Best wishes from Oregon, US,
Sharon

Thanks. I was trying to pick it off a topo and Tower Peak was the only thing in that area

Awesome Picture!!!!

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Corey Coyle

Excellent Picture!!!!

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Corey Coyle

Great Picture!!!!

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Corey Coyle

Madrone trees are definitely one of my favorites especially because of the deep red contrast they give to the pacific forests. I haven't tried making wine from the berries....I'll have to give that a try!

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