Villarica

Chile

2 days in March, 2011

The eastern half of the Villarica Traverse. First day weather was nice and it was extremely scenic. Second day was rainy and misty, so we probably missed some nice views there...


Day 1

 

Walking up through nice forest

 
 

The smoking Villarica volcanoe!
And our first "monkey puzzle" trees in the wild

 
 

Monkey puzzle tree up close

 
 

Above the forest

 
 

Lunch with a view of Volcan Lanin

 
 

More nice forest

 
 

A waterfall coming out of the ground

 
 

Lots of snow

 
 

A very nice lake.

 
 

Volcan Lanin

 
 

Villarica volcanoe in the distance

 
 
 
 
 

The brown fields to the right are old lava flows

 
 

We camped at the small group of trees,
between the lake and the lava fields

 
 

Day 2

 
 

Walking in the field of petrified lava

 
 

Clouds, mist and rain coming...

 
 

Back in the lush forest

 
 

Near the Argentinean border,
not far from where we finished the trek.

 
 

Hith-hiking back to Pucon on the back of a pick-up.