Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Road to Salta - Part 3

Sunday 8th

Leaving Jachal Route 40 begins to ascend on ripio past a hydroelectric plant and into a stunning steep sided canyon.





We descend serpentine drops into the next valley....



Before passing through a tunnel into another world....

The soil turns Martian red and the rock gives testimony to the sand blasting power of the winds. Today they are mercifully silent....



Then we hit the endless tarmac of route 40 again....



Before finding a perfect sunset to camp by in a wide valley 90kms further on just before Guandacol. The lights of the tiny town glow invitingly below in the valley.