After arriving in Carez and getting some local information I decide to day hike the sights in the Cordillera Blanca, partly as training for what is to come, and partly because I’m lazy and like to camp near the Jeep whenever possible
After a steep, bumpy hill climb I reach Laguna Parón, 4185 meters above sea level. It’s a beautiful glacier-fed lake and I enjoy the hike down to the end and back so much I decide to camp the night. In the morning, the mountain at the end of the lake, Piramide (5885m) is extremely clear and looks to be smoking (it’s not).
The views around the Cordillera Blanca are jaw-dropping, so I think I’ll let the photos do the talking for a while.