A CANYON LIKE A PALM READER FOR THE EARTH

(Salta, Argentina) — On a northern spur of highway, just north of Salta city lies the stratified painter’s palette of the Humahuaca Gorge, one of several UNESCO World Heritage sites in the jaw dropping valleys and deserts of Salta province.   The gorge starts on the northern edge of Salta province and continues into Jujuy province (which is a hoot to just say: “hoohooee”) Who knew there were so many shades of green in rock?  With my trusty guide Augustin, we just just dipped into the gorge up Ruta 9, just north of Purmamarca before we diverted over the mountain pass to see the stunning Salinas Grande.  Riding along a curvy riverbed (that was absolutely gorging with water from recent rainfalls when I was there

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