El Chalten

This small frontier town was my base for a week as I ventured up in the mountains. Argentina built a town here 30 years ago in order to lay claim to the land before Chile could beat them to it. They were putting in concrete sidewalks while we were there even though the roads were not yet paved and there was lots of construction. The town was mostly hostels and tourists.

seen from above

seen from even further above

me, killing time before the weekend when I would venture into Chile taking the once a week boat to cross Lago O'Higgins on Saturday.

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