Quebrada del Palmira Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos

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Quebrada del Palmira Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlacePotosí, TupizaCountryBolivia  
Dist (kms)25Height gain (m)200Route findingMedium - Difficult
RouteTupiza - valley to south of Quebrada de Palmira -Valle de los Machos - south to find track at head of Quebrada Seca - Río San Juan del Oro - Entre Ríos - tunnel - railway track - Tupiza
NotesThis long, but excellent circuit walk takes you up to the amazing pinnacles of the Valle de los Machos and then south through desolate, cacti-studded hillsides to the main valley of the Rio San Juan del Oro. The route along the river will normally involve some paddling and may become impassable at the wet time of the year. The railway track provides an easy route back to Tupiza past farmland and rock cliffs. A fairly good sense of direction and compass will help explore this open area unguided.
Wash and serrated red hills nr Quebrada de Palmira, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA136

Quebrada de Palmira and fins (L) from head of parallel canyon, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA138

Cacti and fins in side canyon off Quebrada de Palmira, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA141

Conglomerate fins and pinnacles in Valle de los Mochos, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA145

Conglomerate fins and pinnacles in Valle de los Mochos, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA146

Canyon at end of Quebrada de Palmira, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA148

Canyon at end of Quebrada de Palmira, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA150

Track leading out of Quebrada Seca leading to quebrada to south, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA152

Fields along Río San Juan del Oro, nr Toroyoj, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA153

Pinnacle along Río San Juan del Oro, between Toroyoj and main road to Tupiza, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA156

Railway between Tupiza and Villazón nr bridge over Río San Juan del Oro, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA157

Railway between Tupiza and Villazón to north from nr bridge over Río San Juan del Oro, towards The Narrows, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA158