Gran Hotel Pucon
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... no one else was camping there, instead I got the bike through some barbed wire and camped near the river Truful Truful. Another nice self sufficient night, I even had my first campfire, started with my fire steal. I did however cheat and used a tiny bit of ethanol to get it going! Routes on strava https://www.strava.com/activities/23792 0230 https://www.strava.com/activities/23792 0330 https://www.strava.com/activities/23792 ...
... to a huge 93m waterfall, Salto Leon. So far this trip has been pretty heavy in watery things. After messing around at the falls a bit we drove on to find a camping spot. I decided the woods were "too creepy" to spend the night in so we carried on to the edge of Lago Villarica, between Pucon and Villarica town, where we'd read there were a few campsites. We were both starting to get to the tired, hungry and irritable stage that we've (I've) had previous with on ...
... moments to realise your encounter with that rarest of South American commodities... silence. When you reach a clearing, soaring vertical peaks of ice-gouged grey granite surround you on all sides, as if moulded from plasticine and a sign indicates "2 days walk to Argentina". The place is beauty defined, and it is no wonder it is dubbed "the Yosemite of the south" (Yosemite must be amazing...). Even its name holds a bit of magic and mystery.... ...
... Tony had worn his waterproof trousers on Easter Island but they gave zero protection from the rain and with Patagonia looming he decided to get a decent pair (good job he did, but that's another story).
This was yet another day when I felt like we were only skimming the surface of Chile and that I would love to come back again and spend some time covering certain areas in more detail. This being one of them.
... fact there are no paths at all. You are walking in snow steps carved by other people (most of whom are taller than me, things like this count and make a difference) and you are pretty much hanging off the side of a mountain. I´m not great at heights but neither am i really bad at them. Just somewhat bad at them. This was a bit advanced for me though as i would only be relying on myself and my command of the ice-axe to stop myself from falling. I tell you i had a deathgrip on ...