Patagonia

Jammin thru the Global South

Patagonia, Part 1: Argentine Lake District

January 3 – 9, 2011Patagonia, a distant land at the end of South America. An image of pristine, natural beauty sweeping to the horizon. Only recently settled by modern people, its vastness is still its trademark impression. Having Antarctica close by keeps the year-round temperatures cooler than similar latitudes in the northern hemisphere and the…

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Patagonia, Part 4: Backtracking up the Austral and down the 40

January 17 – 21, 2011I had reached the current terminus of the Carretera Austral in Chile’s Northern Patagonia. From Villa O’Higgins, to continue south to Ushuaia, one needs to backtrack about 300 kms (186 mi) north before catching the road east across into Argentina and then turning south.After spending a relaxing morning at the campground…

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