Vegitation depends partly on the amount of rainfall. In some places, only enough rainfall appears to support dense forests of pines and other conifers. IN the other places, the land is so dry that only shrubs and grasses can survive there. So most people get their vegitation from the market. In order to grow some crops, the people in Fria grow things such as Barley and potatoes in valley areas in the temperature zones.
This is at a camp in Tierra Fria called Laguna de Otun. As you can see little to no vegitation occurs in some parts of Fria, including this small camp.
Tierra Fria has a high elevation meaning colder temperatures, so the people living in these conditions often wear more warm woolen clothing. The average temperatures range around 55 F to 65 F. At higher elevations, the temperatures often drop below freezing.
As you can see in this picture most every one is wearing plenty of clothing to stay warm in the cold climates at the market.
One activity that is mostly common through out all of the Andes Mountain is vertical trade. Vertical Trade is the trade between the higher and lower elevation zones of the Andes. Vertical trade insures the people who live in one elevation zone can have access to foods grown in other elevation zones.
Women sorting their goods out for the market.
Another activity in the Fria is Farming, which is very common. Farmers in Fria have to grow crops that adapt to high elevations or otherwise the crops wont grow. Farmers use terracing as a way to help their farming and to carve hillsides, building walls on the slopes, and filling them in with soil to create flat land for planting.
A women in Fria working the garden.
Since the climate is cold in Terria Fria, their houses consist of thick-walled houses, made out of stone or adobe brick, to make sure they can get some warmth at night.