A few kilometers behind our house, there is a vast and secluded area of forest and streams. This place, like much of the region around Bariloche, has a stunning variety of vegetation since three distinct forests converge here. We are on the western edge of the Valdivian Rainforest which brings a dense canopy of alerce, arrayan, cipress, and the giant coigue trees with thick patches of bamboo on the ground. A Deciduous Alpine Forest blends in from the higher elevations and a Coniferous Forest located to our east adds pine trees. This fusion of wildly different vegetation makes a simple walk throught the woods a real experience.
On a Sunday afternoon, we discovered a stream called "Casa de Piedras " that became more amazing as went further upstream. The weather was overcast with a light shower here and there and brief periods of sun. Nevertheless, the spirit and the place were right for a very enjoyable afternoon in a beautiful place.
These pictures were all taken within three hours.
To see the images enlarged, click on the indivudual photos.
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