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04/02/12 - The Old Bus Route Through Death Valley - Calama to Atacama

The first three photos here are actually from the Valle de la Luna, but the rest are from a bit of the old highway linking Calama, the big city, to San Pedro de Atacama, our oasis. Our guide says his grandmother remembers the three hour bus ride. They put in the new road in 1983, and it is a real improvement, though not as picturesque.

Mineral deposits

Some roadway in the valle

That's an old miner's cabin down there.

This is from along the old highway.

The old highway ahead

The old highway cut through the mountains.

More of the old highway

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