Map of the section 2 route, all contained image map links are available from the textual links on this page Puncuyoc Puncuyoc base camp End of the traverse, time to descend Abra Huarina, traverse from here The path split in the meadow and the lake Leaving Yupanca
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e. Meadow path split to Abra Huarina

Looking down to the little lake

In the large clearing the path disappears, and two trailheads appear: one on the top of the clearing (correct path for continuing to Puncuyoc) and the other heads off to the right near the bottom of the clearing. The latter is easier to see and tempting after the climb, however, it only leads to the lagoon - a hour return walk - where green grassy fields, complete with a herd of cows, border the lagoon. It makes a nice campspot for those who are arriving at this point late in the day. (See photo: grassy spot on the right of the lagoon)

Path near Abra Huarina

The path continues upwards for two more hours through cowfields of varying soggyness (some are campable, though wet and exposed) before reaching the first running water of the hike.