Not surprisingly, it was very cold at the pass. There was snow and a bitter cold wind. I was thankful I'd put on all my sweaters and my rain coat as a windbreaker.
Also not surprisingly, the view was really good. From the top of the pass, we could see many of the volcanoes and other mountains in the region, including the Mismi mountain, which is where the Amazon River originates.
|(that's 16,109 feet)|
|Indigenous travelers would make piles of stones|
at the highest point of the pass to request spiritual help
(source of the Amazon)