Saturday, February 28, 2009

Lake Salinas Mountains

The Andean mountains in the region are formed by volcanic activity. The main mountain around Lake Salinas is Pichu Pichu, meaning mountain with many peaks. El Misti is the other and is closer to Arequipa. The other mountains around Lake Salinas are equally magnificent. Last year one of them erupted and spewed a lot of ash around the area. We couldn't see this mountain today though as it was covered in cloud.