Cotopaxi National Park, Laguna de Limpiopungo (Lake of Limpiopungo)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member pachanor
S 00° 36.882 W 078° 28.428
17M E 781178 N 9931990
Quick Description: Laguna de Limpiopungo A beautiful lake high in the mountains, at the foot of Cotopaxi Vulcano
Location: Ecuador
Date Posted: 5/8/2008 11:13:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM3R17
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member konagold
Views: 87

Long Description:
Laguna de Limpiopungo (Lake of Limpiopungo)

A magnificent photographic panorama of peaks such as Cotopaxi , Sincholagua and Ruminahui. Along the route leading to the lake it’s possible to observe flocks of llamas and other species of mammals, especially rabbits and deer. It’s also possible to observe flora at altitude, which notably changes in ascendancy. The lake is currently at risk of disappearing due to its usage of its sources for irrigation purposes. This has caused the rapid increase of reed-grass covered swamp.
Volcano Type: Cinder Cone

Volcano Location: Continental (subduction zone)

Year of most recent activity: 1804

Cone Visible?: yes

Lava Dome Visible?: no

Lava Flow (Moving) Visible?: no

Lava Flow (Not Moving) Visible?: no

Caldera Visible?: Not Listed

Crater Visible?: Not Listed

Geyser/Hot Spring Visible?: Not Listed

Vent or Fumarole Visible?: Not Listed

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