Photo of the Day: The Mule is Mans Best Friend in Colca Canyon

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Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru.  It is located about 100 miles northwest of Arequipa.  The canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States at 4,160 m.  However, the canyons walls are not as vertical as those of the Grand Canyon.  When we finished our 2-day trek in the canyon we were sitting on the side of a gravel road waiting to catch a bus back to Arequipa.  Many local farmers and herders traveled this road which connected them to the local villages.  It’s often surprising for us to see such elderly workers in South America.  It’s the traditional lifestyle of working your farm until you die.   This old man was guiding his packed mule up a long road.  It would be interesting to know how long his travels were.   I have no doubt that it could have been an all day trip.

Mules Working in Peru

Elderly Man Pulling His Mule After A Hard Day Of Working In The Colca Canyon

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