Resistant quartzite formations support the upland areas in the back. Pointy rock in the back is the famous Pico do Itacolomi.
Serra de Ouro Preto
Mountains of Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais. These mountains are ~1200 m above sea level and stand ~400 m taller than its surroundings.
City of Ouro Preto, MG
Ouro Preto viewed from the Mirante on the way to the Morro São Sebastião. Pico do Itacolomi in the back.
Lavras Novas, MG
Relict mountains in the Brazilian highlands. Smooth topography next to rugged terrain = beautiful landscapes!
Hillslopes in the highlands
Convex top hillslopes in the Brazilian highlands.
View of the highlands in the Itacolomi State Park. Amazing view of what is likely one of the oldest landcapes in Brazil.
View ~northwest from Pico do Itacolomi. Resistant quartzite rocks form rocky ledges with rewarding views (after ~2-3 hours of upward hiking in warm, humid weather). Mountains in the back are the Serra de Ouro Preto (same as shown in other photos).