We're guessing that the lake area is at about 9500-10,000 ft altitude. There is no way we could have made this walk before becoming acclimated to the altitude! Even though the walk was mostly flat, with bits of slight incline, we did have to stop a few times to breathe, but we made it.
The pastures of grass hay reminded us of our ranch in Oregon.
This was supposed to be about a 45 minute walk, but you know how that goes. We walked, talked, took pictures, watched the birds, caught our breath, loved the peace and quiet! It took us about 1.5 hours.
We got back to the car just before the rains began.
What a fun day! Another good birthday celebration, Nancy's 3rd here in Ecuador....and counting.
(Actually, it's Howard...we finally figured it out by the hat...)