Pasto is almost 8,300 feet up in the mountains, so it was cold and crisp, with a blaze of stars across the sky.
Since 1895 the Pasto duro has been eliminated by agriculture rather than by the feet of the herds.
We had to pass the Pasto Paramos, and that in the rainy season, which had now set in.
Hence the advance of the Pasto dulce is no longer in a continuous line moving toward the west.
Mules are bred for the Colombian markets of Pasto and Popayan.
Benalcazar went straight north from Pasto and entered the region where the Cauca gathers its headwaters.
The Pasto duro is largely composed of the genera Stipa and Melica.
Further north, on the other hand, the extent of the Pasto dulce does not seem to have altered appreciably.
The annual herbs which compose the Pasto dulce die and disappear after fertilization.
When there was a battle in Pasto, the Indians of Riobamba knew of it two hours after, though eighty leagues distant.