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Cerro Potro from road to Cerro Blanco

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W. Griem, 2005 - 2021

Cerro Potro from road to Cerro Blanco, Chile - Atacama desert

Picture: Road to Cerro Blanco - view towards the SE - La Cordillera - el Cerro Potro. Picture taken from the road to Cerro Blanco, arriving at Portezuelo Dadín. The hills in the background belong to the Andes Mountains - Cerro Potro, Region of Atacama - Chile. (Kodak4836; W. Griem 2007) - (Kodak4836; W. Griem 2007)

Location: Street from Tierra Amarilla to Cerro Blanco.
Next town or village: Tierra Amarilla (55 km), Copiapó (76 km)
Petrol: Tierra Amarilla (55 km), Copiapó (76 km)
Part of the track is well developed, asphalted or salted, the last 20 kilometers are gravelled and very narrow: SUV, 4X4, jeep, or pickup. Also pretty lonely.
Worth seeing: viewpoints, fauna, flora, mountain scenery, Andes, desert, mining history.
No restaurants or overnight stay possible (only Copiapo, Tierra Amarilla and Vallenar)
UTM: E387.048 / N69.06.862 - Height: 2024 m.

Information Photo: Kodak Camera DX6490
Focal length: 55,9mm (=337/35mm) | Time: 1:350
F: f/4 | Original size: 2304 x 1728 | Date: 2007/09/22/18:14 hrs.

Map of Potro mountains


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