The Ecuadorian “paramos” occupy elevations between 3600 and 4400 meters; the predominant species is the “pajonal” (Calamagrostis intermedia); when mature it can surpass the meter of height. Among the “pajonales” appears all kinds of Andean vegetation, most of them creepers and a few grow as shrubs.
Ruco Pichincha. Pajonal in flower, 4130 meters
Mojada Lagoons. Way to the Yanahurco summit, 4125 meters
Árbol de papel
The Illinizas. Hiking to the Illinizas refuge, 4080 meters