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... is small so I walked to my hostel. i was camping, but not in a tent I expected, it was more a dome with 6 beds in the backyard. Perfect for the outdoor and forest feel of Pucón. The hotel, El refugio, also awesome and close to buses. The first day, Friday, I spent a chunk walking around the town and laying on the beach (still warm). By three I was ready to rent a bike. I planned to go bike up to see some waterfalls and if time the lake. ...
... point I was more than ready to get back. Upon our return and offloading all the equipment, the guides invited us to the shop rooftop where they popped open a few beers and we celebrated our success. Later that night a smaller group of us went and got pizza. The next day I treated myself to one of the many hot springs surrounding the city called Los Pozones. It was fairly easy to get to by bus and had the most natural setting from what I had heard. I love how ...
... two cars at 7:30 and drove to the volcano, that is still active. As as soon as we got out of the car we had to put on our helmets and promise not to take them off for any reason. The first few meters up we took a skilift, from there we started climbing the lavarocks and sand, towards the ice top. Since this is a very pointy volcano, all sides go up extremely steep. It wasn´t a very easy climb and I was happy when we arrived to the ice. The layer of ice is considered ...
... in the sky, we soaked it all up over lunch.
Relieved to be
back at camp we took a dip to freshen up in the somewhat bracing lake
waters before a night under canvas.
Day 2 was a
stroll deep into the park for the night. Packing up at dawn and
heading out past 3 stunning mountain lakes that just yesterday we'd
spotted as we looked down on them from a distance and were now
appreciating up ...
... until the Ketchup bottle, which must have had a blockage, literally exploded all over my food and my white tshirt. Very embarrassing, and helped only by the fact that because this is a beach-side town, I didn't get any funny looks for walking back to the hostel topless.
Once I had rushed back to change, we set out as I said for sunset at Punta de Lobos, where we saw some impressive surfing and a nice sunset.
The next day was a very ...