It’s incredible what one day can do. Our new world has mountains covered with forests, lakes, rivers, and fishermen galore. We spend a good chunk of the day fraping about San Martín de los Andes, a quaint town that reminds us of Colorado ski towns, with the alpine architecture, high-end sporting goods stores, artisanal crafts, and cafes.
We’re riding the wonderfully scenic Camino de las Siete Lagos (Road of the Seven Lakes) into Nahuel Huapi National Park. There’s some climbing but it’s easy without the wind to contend with. And with the welcome distraction of this breathtaking landscape we’re hardly conscious of the effort it takes to go the 52 miles for the day.
We found a secluded place down a trail along a river to make camp, took a skinny-dip in the cold water, and enjoyed a peaceful night in the woods.
It’s so nice to finally be in the Patagonia of my dreams. This place is amazing!