Conservaçion Patagonica / Fun

This is post four of four on our volunteer experience with Conservaçion Patagonica.

  1. Week #1 in the Mountains
  2. Week #2 in the Valley
  3. A final day on the Farm
  4. Fun around the park

 

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Camping in Park Headquarters.
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This is the one place where you can get wifi in the park. Yes, it’s under a willow tree.
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Group hike to Lago Guttierez, deep in the park.

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Guanaco!
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For perspective, I’m that little yellow speck in the bottom right.
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Enjoying the view.
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Moving mountains.
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Guanaco skull.
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After a couple weeks without swimming, and days of hard labor, I was in desperate need of a dip. So desperate, that glacially cold water didn’t stop me.
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Frigid.
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Team!
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Thanks to all who played along as I directed them into position for this shot.
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One of my favorite shots from Patagonia.
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Why the long face?
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Passing maté around with Daniel, the gaucho (center), at his remote home.
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Lots of laughs on our day off with Daniel.
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Daniel making some fresh ‘tortas fritas.’
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Old school wood stove. Tortas fritas frying. Air, thick with the smell of sheep fat.
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Daniel formerly worked with livestock, now tracks the endangered huemul deer.
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Annie descending Lagos Altos.
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Because hiking 1400m up, and 16 miles total is what one does on their day off in Patagonia.
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Beautiful view from atop Lagos Altos (that means high lakes.. geddit?).
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Annie, hanging on.
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Another cold water, high altitude lake dip. This time, Annie joined.
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That view though.
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We were up there just a few hours previously. Long hike. Tired legs. Happy hearts.
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The endangered huemul deer.
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