Bosque de Piedras en Huayllay
It is worth to wake up early to enjoy this interesting excursion. Crossing the Junin Pampa and the Junin lake you get to Huayllay. And the Stone Forest is very near from there.
On the first decades of the last century, specialist of the National Geographic magazine consider it far better than the famous Garden of the Gods of Colorado, United States, for the size and numerous figures carved by wind, lightning and rain during millions of years.
Researchers of the Daniel Alcides Carrión University have found a variety of flora and fauna that bring color and movement to Huayllay. There are plants with nutritional and therapeutical properties, such as wild coca for the auquillos, edible watercress, spreng that removes body fat, juncunhuay of juicy fruits, nettles of several colors, invigorating maca and others.
Among animals there are guanacos, vicuñas, wild cuyes, vizcachas and foxes. Moreover, you can fish in the rivers or in Huaychaococha lakes as well as on Japurin, Gaya, Challhuacocha, etc.
The walk can finish with a delightful bath on La Calera thermal spring with sedatives and tonic water that are part of the recreational center of Huaron Mining Company.