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  1. #251
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    Had the pleasure of spending a few days further south with some friends.

    First morning we set out for Sierra Nevada. The route started out mellow with a few kilometers of road walking and great views of Lonquimay...
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    Then we hit that dreaded zone between consistent snow and dense forest. It was slow going and ate up lots of time. Bienvenido a Chile!
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    I’ll say that even though we used it all season at Portillo, I’ve never hated coligüe more. But the trees were a trip!
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    After gaining the ridge we found consistent snow and had an easier time. Looking at the summit over a loooong corniced ridge...
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    Looking back at Lonquimay...
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    Pretty straight forward after that with epic views of the surrounding volcanos from the summit!
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    The ski down was super fun.
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    The slog out, more like type 2 fun. In total, it took us 12 hours. With lower snow levels I imagine we could have shaved off quite a few hours.

    A little beat down, we decided for a little mellower option the next day...Lonquimay.
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    We decided not to use the lifts of Corralco and just skin the whole thing.
    About three and a half hours later we were on top...
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    The skiing was fantastic and we lapped the super long Cumbre t-bar for a while before heading all the way down.

    We decided we deserved some relaxation and headed for some hot springs in Rio Blanco Canyon. Perfect.
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    We had plans to try one more volcano, but the weather turned and with no end in sight we booked it back north. I’ll be in Santiago until the 20th!

  2. #252
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    Haven’t been to Chile since 2005. Shocking to even write that. Time flies and these TRs are a) awesome and b) helping me reminisce
    Keep the stoke coming. Much appreciated.
    Uno mas

  3. #253
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    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

  4. #254
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    One of my favourite shots from our trip so far. 10 days or so ago in the Cajon Del Maipo area. This thread has been very valuable, special thanks to Casey for being so helpful. 3 more weeks here and already making plans to come back!

  5. #255
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    For anyone stuck in Santiago, a parting shot at Valle Nevado

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  6. #256
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    For the dogs and critters in general lovers, I present to you “Bacon Sandwich”, a cross between a pig and a wild boar that thinks it is a dog

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    Cuddly critter, eh? 3 months old and headed to 200-300 kilos. It’s days trashing our friends garden are numbered. “Jabalí” to folks here, tasty wild.

  7. #257
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    Thank you Chile!

    Hasta próximo año!

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