The Andes Mountains
A visit to the world's largest mountain range certainly did not disappoint. Driving the route from Mendoza city to the border of Chile in Las Cuevas took us through amazing sites of the dramatic landscape. As we made the 10,500-foot ascent, the climate and views changed rapidly--being stopped by Argentine officials at the foot of the mountains to buy chains for the car when we were wearing shorts was quite confusing. One of the most notable sites along the way was the Puente del Inca, a curious landscape of bright yellow, orange, and green mineral deposits from nearby hot springs.