Trekking in Ecuador (Trekking) (1ST)

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Trekking in Ecuador (Trekking) (1ST)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 301 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780898868241
  • DDC分類 918.660474

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* Ecuador is one of the leading Latin American destinations * Details 30 amazing trekking adventures for all levels of hikers * Includes the history of Ecuador, its people, geography, where to stay and more Ecuador, appropriately named, literally means equator, the invisible line that divides the Earth horizontally in two hemispheres (North and South). As one of South America's smallest countries, what it may lack in size, it makes up for with an incredible variety of trekking destinations (and other outdoor activities such as climbing and paddling), birds and wildlife. Trekking in Ecuador contains thirty trekking destinations from the coastal plains to the central highlands and eastern jungle offer something for everyone.For more information about the authors, visit their web site at www.trekkinginecuador.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           10 (1)
Preface 11 (1)
Acknowledgments 12 (4)
SECTION I: INTRODUCTION
Why Ecuador? 16 (5)
History of Trekking in Ecuador 17 (1)
Trekking Today: A True Story 17 (4)
Ecuador and Its People 21 (16)
Geography 21 (1)
Geology 22 (1)
Climate 23 (2)
Flora and Fauna 25 (5)
Conservation 30 (1)
History 31 (1)
Population 32 (1)
Cultures 33 (1)
Religion and Fiestas 34 (1)
Economy and Development 35 (2)
What to Expect 37 (12)
Independent versus Organized Trekking 37 (3)
Responsible Trekking 40 (2)
Trekking Infrastructure 42 (4)
Maps and Navigation 46 (3)
Preparations 49 (9)
Getting Yourself Ready 49 (1)
Passport and Visas 49 (1)
Insurance 50 (1)
Clothing and Equipment 50 (3)
Getting to Ecuador 53 (1)
Currency and Prices 53 (1)
Accommodations and Meals 54 (1)
Communication 54 (1)
Provisions 54 (1)
Getting to the Trailhead 55 (3)
An Ounce of Prevention 58 (14)
Public Safety 58 (1)
Trekking Safety 59 (4)
Staying Healthy 63 (6)
In Case of Emergency 69 (3)
SECTION II: THE TREKS
Selecting a Trek 72 (5)
Understanding the Trek Descriptions 72 (2)
Trek Summaries 74 (2)
Using the Maps 76 (1)
Treks from Otavalo 77 (13)
Guinea-Pig Lake 77 (5)
Ecuador's Choco 82 (8)
Treks from Quito 90 (28)
Parque Metropolitano 91 (4)
Pasochoa Reserve 95 (5)
Pasochoa Summit 100(3)
Papallacta 103(4)
Toucan Trail 107(6)
Guacamayos Trial 113(5)
Treks from Latacunga 118(13)
Hostel Hopping to Quilotoa 118(8)
Across Ruminahui 126(5)
Treks from Banos 131(35)
Valley of the Waterfalls 132(5)
Cave of the Oilbirds 137(4)
Tapir Trail 141(7)
Around Tungurahua 148(7)
The Llanganates Experience 155(11)
Treks from Guaranda 166(16)
Great Cascade Trail 166(8)
Forgotten Footsteps 174(8)
Treks from Riobamba 182(55)
Volcano Watching 183(6)
Crater of El Altar 189(6)
Atillo and Osogoche Lakes 195(5)
Vicuna Trail 200(9)
Royal Road 209(7)
Hot Springs in the Cloud Forest 216(6)
Black Rock of Cubillins 222(6)
High Lakes and Ridges 228(9)
Treks from Cuenca 237(17)
Inca Trails 237(6)
Gold-Rush Trail 243(11)
Treks from Vilcabamba 254(42)
Natural High 254(1)
Pass of the Winds 254(20)
SECTION III: APPENDIXES
Appendix A: Resources 274(14)
Emergency Contacts 274(2)
Topographic Maps 276(1)
Conservation Organizations 277(2)
Internet Sites 279(1)
Companies Offering Treks in Ecuador 280(6)
Camping Stores in Ecuador 286(2)
Appendix B: Further Reading 288(3)
Appendix C: Trekker's Vocabulary 291(5)
Index 296