National Geographic : 1946 Mar
00 U.S.D.A. At Places in the Andes "Clouds Hung So Low I Felt I Could Reach up and Touch Them" This hacienda at El Topo was the site of the Cinchona Mission's temporary nursery. Fog shades the forest most ofthe day, and rainfall issome 100inches ayear. The altitude, 5,600 feet and more, favors cinchona growth. Tenants of the thatched houses work in cinchona seedbeds planted inthese mountains.