The Southern Highway


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December 23rd 2013
Published: December 31st 2013
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In the "cone" of South America, i.e., Chile and Argentina, Chile's Carretera Austral is the Southern Highway attracting backpackers, camper van enthusiasts, motorcyclists, and bicyclists from all over the world. There is actually a small stretch of Chilean highway further south closer to Tierra del Fuego but the Carretera Austral is much more scenic. I had surprisingly excellent weather during 2+... Read Full Entry



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CatedralCatedral
Catedral

The Cathedral. Notice the small boat lower right corner of the rock.
CapillaCapilla
Capilla

The Chapel
Camping in Villa Cerro CastilloCamping in Villa Cerro Castillo
Camping in Villa Cerro Castillo

Pyrámide in the distance. I was told it's not a volcano but it looks far too perfectly symmetrical not to be.
Arco IrisArco Iris
Arco Iris

Rainbow, Villa Cerro Castillo. Usually means rain but I don't think it ever did...
Cerro CastilloCerro Castillo
Cerro Castillo

And the town square
Cerro Castillo SummitCerro Castillo Summit
Cerro Castillo Summit

Pretty wicked. Castillo means castle.
Cerro CastilloCerro Castillo
Cerro Castillo

On the way north to Coyhaique.
Unknown Patagonian PeakUnknown Patagonian Peak
Unknown Patagonian Peak

Somewhere north of Coyhaique.
Volcán ChaiténVolcán Chaitén
Volcán Chaitén

Devastation, many flattened trees.
Houses Left as They Stood After the EruptionHouses Left as They Stood After the Eruption
Houses Left as They Stood After the Eruption

Can just make out the steaming crater in the distance, Chaitén.
Cerro CorcovadoCerro Corcovado
Cerro Corcovado

Taken from Chaitén.
Ferry from Chaitén to Puerto MonttFerry from Chaitén to Puerto Montt
Ferry from Chaitén to Puerto Montt

Bring warm clothes for this 12½ hour trip!



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