At the foot of the stairs leading up to my second-floor apartment in Houston, the elevation is 16 feet above MSL, give or take.   The main runway at Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre, in Quito, is around 9,250 feet, more or less, and I think the city is uphill from there. It's a noticeable difference. There's not a lot of air in that air, y'know?

Sure is beautiful, though.

Cotopaxi, Sunset
waterfall... one of thousands
small town
another waterfall
Tungurahua -- in happier days
Bus on Bridge
Somewhere North
Waterfall with Tourists
Mountains at Dusk
Las Illinizas
Liquid Lace
another waterfall

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