Ruta 40

32 hour bus ride with bumpy gravel road 95% of the time from El Bolson to El Chalten. The guy who sold me my ticket told me this was the scenic route; it was mostly just desert scrub all day long but the sunrise was spectacular. I bet the last 7 hours were scenic, but it was dark; we arrived at 5 AM.

By chance and luck, David and Claire, my cohorts in natural construction at CIDEP, from France and Switzerland, respectively, happened to be in the seats directly in front of mine for the epic bus ride! Here they are pictured on the bank of a river in Los Antiguos for our lunch break during the ride down south. They let me tag along with them in El Chalten and for a hike up to the famed mountain peaks there.

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