A Rising Dust Cloud
We continued along the same road with plenty of vegetation to both sides and a bridge announced that a small lake lay ahead to the right. It was the CEA. Despite the strong wind, we watched some people fishing on boats and we learned that the lake was small but a good fishing spot. A primitive camping site completed the scene.
Interested in every spot we discovered as we drove along, we arrived at Lake Atravesado. The road runs parallel to the lake, therefore, we had a thorough view of the water body. Here, the houses had been built in a different style: they were distinguished buildings raised on hillocks with their own piers.
A deep quietness and 360 degrees of green color embraced the environment. We got out of the vehicle to have a more panoramic view from a vantage point and we felt the deep silence. None of us dared to say a word. As if anything else was necessary to add to this peaceful place.
After such amazing scenery, we went on and at the end of the lake we found a narrow path leading to the lakeshore, a few meters away. This was a pending assignment.
Protected from the wind, we had some soft drinks and ate sandwiches as we enjoyed this clear atmosphere. We were incredibly lonely and happy that nobody would share this moment except ourselves.
Again along the road we headed for Lagunas valley. A waterfall higher than the previous one came up before our eyes. Afterwards, we got out of the vehicle to watch it closely. Huge rocks gushed out and a smooth drizzle enveloped the environment.
This was a thick woodland area, with huge trees and few dwellers. We noticed that there was much firewood down in the ground around and we thought that it was the result of snowfalls and winter winds.
Thus, we reached Lake Patrón within a similar landscape. Dense forests, lianas among the trees formed a particular kind of weaving. There were more cascades and viewpoints from where we could have a look at the mountains as the sun set.
An unforgettable experience which we would like to repeat once again, perhaps on horseback, as suggested before starting our trip to Coyhaique. Photography lovers can find awesome places which will multiply in images of this southern region in Chile.
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Useful DataBear in mind
It is located 25 km. from the City of Coyhaique. It is necessary to get a good map of the area, since there are some forks without signs and some directions are not readable.