WE ARE NOT ALONE!!!
It's barren but still has a certain beauty about it, but then you go down the other side of the mountain and you see the following.
The mining companies bought the land from the government, from what I understand, then forced the residents out of their homes. The next two pictures below is the town that was built for the displaced residents. Schools, electric, plumbing it's all there, but put yourself in their place, would you want to be forced out of your humble home on the mountainside and stuck in this situation? I'm sure their quality of life has improved but I think they also lost a lot. Some were not happy, as I definitely would not have been either.
So, as we headed for Tarma, the Pearl of the Andes, the asphalt turned into twenty miles of dirt road.
I think there was a lot of copper in the rocks, giving them the green tint. Just my best guess.
Road Hazards to Watch For
Stopped in Talavera for the night.