More photos in the vicinity:
On the Way to the Paso de Agua Negra
Driving through Penitentes

Normally the mountainous region of the subtropical Andes is barren. However, at places where water is available, the vegetation is lush. Here broad-leaved trees are growing in a height above 3000 m.
Trees in the Stone Desert
Date: Mar 05, 2004
Longitude: -69 33.89'
Latitude: -30 23.63'

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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy LOC map collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2007-Nov-07