Saturday, May 22, 2010

El Picacho


El Picacho, originalmente cargada por FernandoRueda.

El picacho is a higher peak at 35 miles from Bucaramanga, reaching an altitude of 3400 meters above sea level (Bucaramanga is at 980 AMSL). I took a ride there with my family last sunday and we had lunch in the Paramo de Berlin (not in Germany, obviously)..

"Paramo is a neotropical ecosystem. It is located in the high elevations, between the upper forest line (about 3000 m altitude) and the permanent snow line (about 5000 m). The ecosystem consists of accidented, mostly glacier formed valleys and plains with a large variety of lakes, peat bogs and wet grasslands intermingled with shrublands and forest patches. Nearly 57% of this ecosystem worldwide is found in Colombia." Wikipedia

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