Chili volcanos – Villarrica Traverse day 5

trip report by site editor Rick McCharles 

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Laguna Avutardas > Pucón

We set the alarm for first light. Planned to get out as quickly as possible to avoid horseflies. Happily we didn’t suffer many this day.

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A shaded and green exit.

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Civilization. Of sorts.

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You walk the final few kms on another disused road.

On reaching the highway we managed within minutes to hitchhike to the next town. The driver asked a few dollars which I was happy to pay.

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On arrival in Curarrehue we again had to wait just a few minutes before departing on the local bus for Pucón.

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Back at the hostel I dried my gear. Repacked for the next hike.

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It was a hot and fabulous day in town, most tourists getting sunburned at the beach.

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I wandered town on this our last day taking photos.

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The last eruption was 1971, lava almost reaching the town.

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We ate bread and cheese. Chatted with the Banff Mountain Film Festival organizer for South American in the evening. Talked past and future travel.

Farewell Pucón. 🙂

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