“Todos los pasos están deshabilitados (All the passes are closed)….It’s very complicated here in winter my friend.”, the Villa O’Higgins carabinero officer explained. “The river can be up 100 metres wide and 3 or 4 metres deep.” After days of strangely warm weather and high rainfall in Villa O’Higgins, his words made some sense. Maybe it was impassable? After all he should know what he’s talking about, right?
Must. Not. Think. Bad. Thoughts. About. My. Camera. Thief. And….
A double Andean border crossing, no less, via the entirely traffic-free Paso Vargara and Paso Copahue, that would lead me into the Chilean Lake District and the land of the striking Monkey Puzzle Tree
San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) – Socaire – Paso Sico – San Antonio de Los Cobres (Argentina) (see end of post for route map) I’ve come to the conclusion that high altitude mountain deserts are one of my favourite places to camp. Their potential for peace and tranquility enables a meditative experience that is hard to beat; the…