In the Valley: The Pucara de Tilcara and the Devil’s ThroatBy Owen / June 30, 2017
Just follow the dog shit.
Or were they llamas’?
The path to Garganta del Diablo was not well-marked, but animal wastes littered the well-trodden path. It is impossible to get lost.
Cacti and a sprawl of hardy sagebrush blanketed the wide plain as I climbed under the relentless sun.
The heat and the thin mountain air form a potent recipe for panting easily. Each time I felt my energy dipped, I turned around to look at the gorgeous colourful mountains of the Quebrada de Humahuaca and I instantly felt rejuvenated.
Such is the awe of the magnificent valley of the UNESCO declared Quebrada de Humahuaca in the North of Argentina. And what I was doing was starting a roughly 7km hike from the small mountain town of Tilcara.