trip report by site editor Rick McCharles
Happily, the rain quit sometime during the night. It dawned clear though clouds swirled around the high peak.
I went wandering up towards the glacier as high as I could.
There was no rush getting back down for the 5pm bus. It was a leisurely day in every respect.
On the descent I took a long break overlooking the gorgeous waterfalls.
I also took the side trip to see the bottom of the falls on the Glaciar Castano Overo trail. Beautiful.
Climbing down 1200m was much easier than ascending.
Originally I’d considered doing a second night camped up the other trail out of Pampa Linda. Lake Lion.
But the weather was too uncertain.
I got back to the trailhead at Pampa Linda with about 90 minutes to spare. After dropping my registration confirming my return, I washed up in the river. Then ate the rest of my camping food.
These colourful birds came by seemingly looking for a handout. There are many big, beautiful birds in Argentina.
The shuttle buses left promptly at 5pm. It seemed nobody who had booked was missing.
I couldn’t keep my eyes open for much of the 2 hour ride back to Bariloche.
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A much better trip report than my own was posted last year by another old Canadian, Ramblin’ Boy: