Traful To San Martin de Los Andes

Published: December 4th 2005
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The day after our hike up Cerro Negro, we decided to take it easy and hike to a couple of waterfalls which were just a few kilometers above the beautiful town of Villa Traful. (The guys agree that Villa Traful should be refered to as a settlement since it is too small to call it a town.)

Just as we passed one of the last homes, we met a friendly dog which Noah named "Sly". Noah names most of the dogs that we meet on the trip. Sly hiked with us to both of the cascadas and then continued on with us to the alfajore bakery which was located on the edge of town. The guys have been sampling alfajores throughout our trip. Upon tasting the alfajores Del Montanes, they unanimously agreed that these are the best alfajores in Argentina. (which is the same as saying that they are the best in the world)

We got back to camp where Julio and his asado apprentice, Mike, got busy cooking our steaks. When the wind, hail, and rain arrived, they improvised a metal rain construction over the fire that worked perfectly.

The following morning we broke camp and headed west along the lake to Cataracas Falls.
There, we freshened up in the ice cold water before heading on to San Martin de Los Andes.

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Stream And FlowersStream And Flowers
Stream And Flowers

On The Way To The Alfajore Bakery
The Guys At The Alfajore BakeryThe Guys At The Alfajore Bakery
The Guys At The Alfajore Bakery

They know good Alfajores..These are the best.
The Guys With The Alfajore ArtistThe Guys With The Alfajore Artist
The Guys With The Alfajore Artist

And our new friend "Sly"
Cataracas FallsCataracas Falls
Cataracas Falls

The bottom of a cascada grande
Alex and Noah Go For ItAlex and Noah Go For It
Alex and Noah Go For It

The guys call it "getting savage"
Los Arboles Los Arboles
Los Arboles

The trees above the falls
Downtown San Martin DLADowntown San Martin DLA
Downtown San Martin DLA

This town has class

5th December 2005

5th December 2005

Not being among i cognoscenti, would someone mind telling me what an alfajores is -- other than delicious.
12th December 2005

Alfajores are a type of cookie-though that doesn't do them justice. It is the size of a biscuit though the alfajores of San Martin are triangular(shaped like a mountain)and has a filling which is usually dulce de leche, though it can come in a creamy nut filling or a jelly like. The outside of the "cookie" is covered in chocolate or powdered sugar. They are heaven on earth, as is Patagonia on its own merits

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