I got a little taste of Patagonia when I went to Pucón a few weeks ago. The small resort/adventure travel town is roughly 600 miles south of Santiago, about a 10 hour bus ride. The mountains, rivers, hot springs, waterfalls and lake were all breathtaking. But perhaps the most amazing experience I had in Pucón was climbing Volcán Villarrica. It took about five hours, but I made it all the way to the summit. It was very exhausting but I’m so glad I did it. In the experience of climbing the volcano, I learned a valuable lesson about wearing sun block in Chile (unfortunately the hard way). Here are some of my favorite shots from the trip.
And a couple of panoramas: