Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Gocta Waterfall (770m) was "discovered" near Chachapoyas in Peru's Dept. of Amazonas in 2005 and claimed to be the world's third highest waterfall. This made the world media and immediately started bringing visitors, so with government and Promartuc financed building a tourist trail to it. This followed an established path through mostly fields, past houses with many steep climbs and docents, requiring a horse for all but the most fit.

In 2007 the village of Cuispis claimed "discovery" of the Yumbilla waterfall and was measured by Peru's Geographic Dept. to be 895m or 125 meters higher than Gocta.
Charles M.

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