Gabe’s Last Weekend in Ecuador Motorcycle Adventure of South America!
After getting to the bottom of this waterfall. I realized I am out of shape, but some friends say round is shape. It was easy getting down the stairs and suspension bridge, but getting back up to the motorcycles was a bitch on my heart rate. This trip came with a suspended bridge that had my butt all puckered up! LOL!
At many points I was 2-4 feet away from the second biggest waterfall in Ecuador. I Always tell folks that think they cant afford a trip to the wild like this to save $$$$$. All ya got to do is drink a 12-pack less per week, same the coins, and come on down. South America is cheap for Americans.
The biggest expense is renting the motorcycle in Ecuador. The food and safe-hotels are very inexpensive. I challenge you to travel the world on two wheels
Many people have liked my Facebook video of me going down on a Africa Twin. If you have not friended me on my Attorney That Rides page then do so today. I finally decided to release the whole video in YouTube (Attorney That RIDES), that has a freaking awesome view of the volcanic mountainside of Banos, Ecuador.
I threw in some hard core jams and at the end my May 2019 video of me down on the Peru/Ecuador border. I guess I never learn right!
I took ten days to ride the mountains and see the God’s Glory in the mountains of Ecuador, the valleys, Waterfalls and other wonders. My last weekend in Ecuador took me to the city of Baños that is really called the city of Baños de Agua Santa.
Here I am at the base of the falls and you will see in the recording a half naked man who had taken a bath of spiritually refresh his being. Also some chicks with blue hair. Short video but I did not spend time at this waterfall since since I was riding to the BIG waterfall.
The Cascada de la Virgen is located in the center of the city of Baños de Agua Santa. It is located in the vicinity of the Virgin Termas by which it bears his name and in the vicinity of Hotel Sangay. I stayed in the hotel Sangay and it was not bad at all.
Did not like the restaurant there but there was a good restaurant across the street. Its crystalline waters sprout from Bellavista hill , forming a kind of hair. Under its fall is the virgin’s hot springs. Height : 80 Km, Temperature : 17 ° C average temperature.
My last destination for my ten-day motorcycle adventure in the South American country of Ecuador. I traveled to many places, but many POI’s were left wanting to travel to. Perhaps on my next trip to Ecuador I will visit. I visited the Volcanic lake of Quilotoa located in Pujilí Canton, Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador (0°51′40″S, 78°53′50″W).
Quilotoa (Spanish pronunciation: [kiloˈto.a]) is a water-filled caldera and the most western volcano in the
town of Zumbahua
. The 3-kilometre (2 mi)-wide caldera was formed by the collapse of this dacite volcano following a catastrophic VEI-6 eruption about 600 years ago, which produced pyroclastic flows and lahars that reached the Pacific Ocean, and spread an airborne deposit of volcanic ash throughout the northern Andes.
This last eruption followed a dormancy period of 14,000 years and is known as the 1280 Plinian eruption. The fourth (of seven) eruptive phase was phreatomagmatic, indicating that a Crater lake was already present at that time. The caldera has since accumulated a 250 m (820 ft) deep crater lake, which has a greenish color as a result of dissolved minerals. Fumaroles are found on the lake floor and hot springs occur on the eastern flank of the volcano e “summit” (the small town oQuilotoa is a tourist site of growing popularity. The route to thf Quilotoa) is generally traveled by hired truck or bus from the town of Zumbahua 17 km to the South, or more commonly by bus from Latacunga. Visitors no longer have to pay two US dollars each to look from the lip of the caldera.
There are a number of simple hostels in the immediate area offering services such as mules and guides. Activities include a four to five-hour hike around the caldera (whose diameter is just over 3 km). The caldera rim is highly irregular and reaches its maximum elevations (3810 m to the N, 3894 m to the NW and 3915 m to the SE) at three lava domes.
The 10 km hike is sandy and steep in places and can be quite taxing, particularly if there is fog. It’s a half-hour hike down from the viewpoint (and 1-2 hour hike back up the 280-meter vertical ascent), and very basic lodging down in its bowl. Camping is permitted at the bottom of the crater, but there is no potable water (except half-litre bottles sold at the hostel).
The lake surface is located at 3,500 m asl. The total volume of water stored in Lake Quilotoa is 0.35 km3. According to local inhabitants, the lake level has been slowly declining over the last 10 years. Travertine deposits occur along the shore up to 10 m above the lake level (in the year 2000).