Chile's Lake District
Trip Start Jan 20, 2012
28Trip End Feb 26, 2012
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Puerto Montt is the start of Chile's southern section and the centre of the Lake District. It marks the end of the Pan Pacific highway which runs from here to Alaska - Fran & Tom, you guys like to drive why don't you consider a drive from Alaska to Chile instead of your cross canada drive next summer??
It's beautiful with hundreds of lakes and dozens of volcanos, also the hub for Patagonia-minded tourists
We took a tour to the town of Puerto Varas, which sits on the edge of a glacier lake "Llanquihue Lake". We drove half way around the lake passing by the Osorno Volcano, spectacular although the top was shrouded in clouds. We stopped at the Petrohue Waterfalls, which actually reminded us of the falls at Mount Tremblant Park or Gatineau Park.... the water from the falls is normally a milky emerald green but due to a recent rain fall, the water looked more like chocolate milk. We saw a small grey fox but it was too quick to capture in a photo.