Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Potosí

Isla del los Pescadores Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlacePotosí, Salar de UynuiCountryBolivia  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
NotesNear sunrise or sunset this is an unearthly viewpoint to the surrounding white sea of salt.
Shadow of Isla de los Pescadores from mirador at top over Salar de Uyuni at sunrise, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA283

Backlit cacti on Isla de los Pescadores from mirador at top with Salar de Uyuni beyond, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA287

Cacti on Isla de los Pescadores from mirador at top with Salar de Uyuni and Volcán Tunupa (5400) beyond, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA288

Backlit cacti on Isla de los Pescadores with Salar de Uyuni beyond, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA292

Cacti on Isla de los Pescadores from mirador at top with Salar de Uyuni and Volcán Tunupa (5400) beyond, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA291

Backlit cacti on Isla de los Pescadores with Salar de Uyuni beyond, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA293

Cacti on Isla de los Pescadores with salt hexagons on Salar de Uyuni beyond, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA295

Cacti on Isla de los Pescadores with Salar de Uyuni and island headland beyond, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA298

El Cañón Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlacePotosí, TupizaCountryBolivia  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m)100Route findingMedium
NotesA short walk out of Tupiza to some impressive rock formations. Route-finding becomes a lot easier once you find your way out of Tupiza
Cactus in wash leading into El Cañón, El Cañón walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 28-Oct-03, SA127

Track leading to entrance to El Cañón, El Cañón walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 28-Oct-03, SA130

Conglomerate fins on walls of El Cañón, El Cañón walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 28-Oct-03, SA131

Conglomerate fins on walls of El Cañón, El Cañón walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 28-Oct-03, SA132

Quebrada del Palala Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlacePotosí, TupizaCountryBolivia  
Dist (kms)17Height gain (m)300Route findingMedium
RouteTupiza - Antimony mine - Fin Formations - Quebrada de Palala - Slot canyons at foot of prominent castle-like mountain - Rio Tupiza - Tupiza
NotesThe wide, open Quebradas and mountains to the north and east of Quebrada de Palala are an excellent day walk destination from Tupiza, with narrow slot canyons (sometimes) leading to high vantage points in the dramatic mountains. The quebradas themselves often have many cacti and are fairly easy to walk along over stony ground with small scattered bushes.
View west along Quebrada de Palala from beyond fin formations, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA160

Fin profile at eastern end of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA161

Entrance to side quebrada to north of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA163

Cactus in side quebrada to north of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA164

Back-lit cacti at head of side quebrada to north of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA166

Slot canyon leading down from ridge viewpoint at head of quebrada, parallel to and to north of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA170

Coloured hillsides and thunderstorm to NE of Tupiza, with Río Tupiza in foreground, from km 740 on railway from Tupiza to Atocha, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA171

Railway between Tupiza and Atocha cutting though red rocks between km 741 and 742, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA172

Red rock pinnacles at entrance to Quebrada de Palala from km 743 along railway between Tupiza and Atocha, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA175

   
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

Quebrada Fierro Unu Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (Bicycle / Walk)TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlacePotosí, TupizaCountryBolivia  
Dist (kms)32Height gain (m)250Route findingMedium
RouteTupiza - Railway north - El Silar road - Quebrada Fierro Unu - return
NotesThe serrated pastel-coloured hills below the El Silar viewpoint at the head of the Quebrada Fierro Unu are the destination for this walk. A bicycle is helpful to cover some distance along the vehicle track, and route finding is fairly easy further up away from the vehicle tracks in Qubrada Fierro Unu. It's best to avoid getting close to goats higher up in the valley since they're usually guarded by dogs.
"Castle Mtn" (L) and buttes from tracking leading to west, 3km beyond turn-off to El Sillar, Quebrada Fierro Unu walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 31-Oct-03, SA177

Pastel orange rocks towards head of Quebrada Fierro Unu, Quebrada Fierro Unu walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 31-Oct-03, SA179

Serrated ridge to north on Torre Waykho from Quebrada Fierro Unu, Quebrada Fierro Unu walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 31-Oct-03, SA178

Pinnacle amphitheatre on northern side of Quebrada Fierro Unu, Quebrada Fierro Unu walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 31-Oct-03, SA182