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  Looking Back at the Rio Cuevas Valley
by Bwana_Brown

This scene gives you an idea of the corridor used by both the highway and the abandoned railroad, snaking their way up over (or through) the Andes between Mendoza and Santiago, Chile. Taken with a zoom shot from the crest where Cristo Redentor is located, it shows the small hamlet of Las Cuevas about 2000-ft below.

It really was an amazing drive up the Mendoza and Cuevas River valleys to reach this point. Even though this trip was taken in perfect Summer weather conditions, I have never before seen such an area on this Planet where you could tell that Nature was in total control of transitory human efforts to build lasting transportation links. The only question is, when is the next landslide, earthquake or flood coming?

Directions: The Andes above Las Cuevas, Argentina

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  • Updated Feb 20, 2005
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