I took this photo at the very beginning of a 10 hour hike in the Andes Mountains- which proved to be extremely difficult, especially given the high altitude. Lakes within the mountain range and along this hike were all an amazing blue as shown in the photograph. In addition to these beautiful lakes, along the hike I saw wildlife like cows and waterfalls, although I had to focus on the trail ahead of me as it winded up the mountains. The hike culminates in another beautiful, famous lake known as Laguna 69 – because it is the 69th lake out of 400 in the National Park. It reaches an elevation of 4,600 meters, or roughly 15,100 feet, making it breath taking in more than one way.
Copyright 2018, John Chaffee.
Lagina 69, Huascarán National Park, Peru, lakes, Andes Mountains