Arco De Las Cuevas
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We were up early to find a crystal blue sky and mountain views that were 2nd to none. It was quite cold in the refuge and it took some time to boil water for coffee due to the altitude.
We headed out across the broken drive and rail way track that had been abandoned in 1977 after the close call war between Chile and Argentina. We crossed a old make shift
bridge over a river to a ...
That night we stayed at a very rustic refuge in the old railway town
of Las Cuevas village almost a ghost town. The town was thriving up
until 1977 but then the near war between Chile and Argentina closed the
railway that went from Mendoza thru the Andes to Santiago Chile. A
major trade route that took over 20 years to build has been closed ever
since. Now thousands of trucks travel this route ...
Today was a sad day as we left our awesome B&B Omama just out side of Mendoza on a beautiful river and gave last hugs to Meike our amazing host. We will never forget this great spot and friendship we have.
We were picked up at 9:00 am by Daniel and Pedro and headed to the Aconcagua National Park, which took several hours on the route from Argentina to Chile over the high mountain passes. The drive was out of this world and ...
... of better choices. The hotel proudly advertises in the hallway that in 1936 a certain 17-year old actress by the name of Eva Duarte stayed there for a month. Unfortunately it seems that to preserve the authenticity of the place and its historic value the management probably did not change the carpeting, the plumbing or the coat of paint since the times of the young Evita. Which means early morning next day I'm changing ...
... me 5 minutes notice to prepare my bags, take down my tent, pack my sleeping bag etc. so of course it leaves without me (with another patient onboard). ...Then they tell me I got another 15 minutes before it comes back for me. So I finish the packing and go to the rangers' house to wait. 90 minutes later the message comes: it's coming tomorrow. Ok and where do I sleep now? ...Luckily some helpful guy from the camp staff lends me his tent that's already ...