Category Archives: Hiking

North Coast Walk, Easter Island, Chile

This post continues a series on a 6 day trip to Easter Island in March of 2018. For this series I’ve divided the posts by area of the island and archaeological site rather than chronologically as we visited the top sites … Continue reading

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Hike to Cráter de Navidad, Malalcahuello National Reserve, Lake District, Chile

March 11, 2018 The forests in the Lake District have been wonderful; beautiful old growth forest with giant beech and araucaria (monkey puzzle ) trees. But after three forest hikes in four days we were keen on doing something different. … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada Trail, Conguillío National Park, Lake District, Chile

March 10, 2018 It rained most of the night with heavy downpours at times. We woke to a crystal clear day, the air scrubbed clean and as the clouds hanging in the valleys burned off they revealed a perfect blue … Continue reading

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Hike to Los Lagos, Huerquehue National Park, Lake District, Chile

March 8, 2018 This scenic hike around the lakes has a shorter option and a longer option that includes a couple of more lakes. We did the longer circuit but in late summer these two outer lagunas were dryer and … Continue reading

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Hike to Cerro San Sebastián, Huerquehue National Park, Lake District, Chile

March 7. 2018 Huerquehue National Park, about an hour from Pucón, has really just two main trails, the climb up Cerro San Sebatián and Los Lagos (See the following post for Los Lagos).  With the rain coming maybe tomorrow afternoon … Continue reading

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Alerces Trail, Petrohué, Lake District, Chile

March 13, 2018 On a cloudy day with some drizzle we opted not to do a boat trip. Instead we tried the Alerces trail from Petrohué village in Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. The track first runs through the open … Continue reading

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Chanquín Southern Sector, Chiloé National Park, Chile

March 3, 2018 The Chanquín region of the national park has the greatest number of hiking trails and is supposed to be the most accessible, about an hour drive from Castro on now paved roads. Though a newish looking road … Continue reading

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