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Location: Lago Jeinemeni (841 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Chile      Date: 06-04-2014
Do you want to escape the annoying crowds?
This place is a good proposition.

The day before I had set off from Chile Chico, aiming to a classical trekking circuit that can be reached by 30 km of gravel road. The circuit features, within no more than 3-4 walking hours, an amazing amount of attractions: Piedra Clavada, Cueva de las Manos, Valle Lunar are the three most outstanding. I shot so many photos that it was already dark when I returned to the bicycle. At that point it seemed hazardous to undertake the tricky descent to Chile Chico. On the other hand, I had no tent and no sleeping bag with me. Luckily, not far from the road I had previously spotted a little building, presumably an emergency shelter, equipped only with an old stove. I slept on what remained of the net of a bed, with the only company of a little mouse that periodically swept the floor from one corner to the other.
The next morning I was supposed to cycle down, but the day rose too beautiful to do this. Although with little or no provision, I decided to aim towards Lago Jeinemeni, 30 km further up. In you can get an idea of the amazing amount of wildlife that I encountered. Actually, here we are in the middle of Park Jeinemeni, which Douglas Tompkins wanted to join together with his own Park Chacabuco, covering the valley which is also called "The Serengeti" of the Southern Cone". The intention was to create a park that could well rival the Paine. Now Tompkins has dead (you may wish to read the description and comments to N.18776) and I am not up to date concerning the subject Jeinemeni-Chacabuco.
The only important detail, for me, was that I could not afford a further night outside, such that, after reaching the shores of Jeinemeni I had to renounce to push on to Lago Verde. Instead, I had to sadly turn back in direction Chile Chico, which I reached well after dark.

10 HF, Canon G1X, 45 mm equiv, f/5.6, 1/400 sec

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An amazing place.
2016/06/29 23:08, Giuseppe Marzulli
Lush river bed and barren mountainslope - like central North America. LG Jan.
2016/06/29 23:22, Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
Yes, I would like to be there right now :)
2016/06/30 08:26, Jens Vischer
brillante !
2016/06/30 20:15, Steffen Minack

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