Who Was Toni Rohrer?

While certainly an expert mountaineers’ paradise, San Lorenzo can also offer less expert trekkers a taste of the wilderness life. From Luis Soto and Lucy Gomez‘s home, one can hike up a relatively easy path for a few hours and emerge, suddenly, at Refugio Toni Rohrer. Idyllic and mystical, set on the fringes of the fringes of … Continue reading

San Lorenzo Massif

“We learned to make due with what we had. There were no stores to depend on.”

Endangered Species and the Patagonian Desert

02/03/2014 – Reserva Nacional Tamango – Cochrane, Chile The Patagonian desert! Is this an oxymoron? We were instantly transported back to day trekking just outside of Santiago in Central Chile. Parched, dusty, and brutal sun. No freshwater cascades to be found anywhere, an anomaly for Southern Patagonia. We were fortunate enough to cross paths with a huemul … Continue reading

Hitchhiking on the Carretera Austral

27/02/2014 – Caleta Tortel, Aysén, Chile Note: While hitchhiking is ‘dead’ in the USA, it is alive and well in the southern wilds of Patagonia. Hitchhiking is a highly accepted form of transportation, especially for those who don’t have a car. As an unintended corrollary, you can get to know fellow travelers while waiting for a … Continue reading

Hiking the O in Torres del Paine

Thanks again to We Said Go Travel for publishing this entry… from awhile ago.    

Orquesta del Viento – Show Review from October 19, 2013

La Orquesta del Viento, an progressive Andean jazz outfit based in Santiago, Chile, took the stage on a balmy Saturday night at Thelonious jazz bar, fresh off their first international tour to deliver a rousing performance.

Street Art in Chile

I can’t help but note that many of the artists I captured seem to have been looking for an ancestral connection in their work, noticeable in the large presence of indigenous features in their characters or overall references to pre-Colombian cultures. By placing that search in the most public of places — the street — … Continue reading

Chaiten – Apocalypse Town

Chaiten Chile Patagonia

A journey to a former disaster area – my trip to Chaiten, Chile in Patagonia documented damage from the 2008 eruption of the Volcano Chaiten.

Parque Nacional Hornopirén – Lago Pinto Concha

Parque Nacional Hornopirén

A relaxing stroll on the bank of Lago Pinto Concha in Parque Nacional Hornopirén. Also a bird was hanging out on my leg for awhile.

Parque Nacional Hornopirén – The Ascent

camping Parque Nacional Hornopirén

Parque Nacional Hornopirén presented one of the most challenging hikes I’ve ever done – A swampy, uphill 9 KM climb to Lago Pinto Concha. Stunning views and millennial alerces were the reward.

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