National Geographic : 1943 Mar
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byCarl S.sell Indian Wives Meeting Home-bound Fishermen Wade into Ultra-blue Titicaca, the Incas' Sacred Lake, 12,500 Feet Up Balsas, unsinkable bundles of reeds driven by reed sails, rest beside the world's highest steamship route. Titicaca's waters are so cold that few Indians learn toswim; so deep that anchors seldom find bottom. Stone fences crease the hills. Beyond the rushes grows quinua, ahigh-altitude grain used inmaking gruel.