Amazonas: Cerro Yupatí, Chorro San Francisco y atardecer sobre el Río Caquetá / Yupati Mount, San Francisco Falls & sunset over the Caqueta

El Cerro Yupatí es otro lugar sagrado para las etnias indígenas de la región de los ríos Caquetá y Apaporis, en parte porque desde su cima se ven ambos ríos. Cubierto por una espesa selva que atrapa la humedad, el Yupatí no es fácil de subir, pero la vista justifica el esfuerzo.

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The Yupati Mount is also considered a sacred site by the indigenous people of the Caqueta and Apaporis rivers, partly because you can see both rivers from the top. Covered by a thick jungle that captures the humidity, the Yupati isn’t an easy climb, but the view entirely warrants the effort.

Cerro Yupatí

También caminamos por la selva para llegar al chorro de San Francisco, pero las rocas estaban completamente sumergidas. Mientras caminábamos acompañados por dos perros, los ladridos de uno de ellos asustaron a una manada grande de cerdos salvajes. Los oíamos corriendo, furiosos y muy cerca, y nuestro guía, un viejo indígena, empezó a caminar rápidamente por donde habíamos venido. Después de unos diez minutos se habían alejado y continuamos nuestro camino.

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We also walked through the jungle to the fall of San Francisco, but the rocks were completely submerged. We were walking along with two dogs, and one of them ran off barking and scared off a large drove of wild pigs. We could hear them running furiously and very close to us, and our guide, an old indigenous man, started briskly walking the way we had come. After about ten minutes they had passed us and we continued on our way.

Chorro San Francisco / San Francisco Fall

Y así terminaban los días (bueno, cuando no llovía).

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And this is how the days ended (well, when it wasn’t raining).

Atardecer sobre el Río Caquetá / Sunset over the Caquetá River

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Regresa a Amazonas: Visiones de la Selva / Back to Amazon: Jungle Visions

 

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