After about an hour of driving we crossed into Parque Nacional Los Alerces. A friendly women at the visitors center told us about a hike only a couple minutes drive from where we were. This hike lead up to two big and beautiful waterfalls about thirty minutes from the trailhead. We drove to the trailhead and began the short walk. Two of the coolest things about the hike were the bamboo and the trees. For the first part of the walk we passed amazingly large trees about seventy meters high and with trunks of about three meters in diameter. Many of the trees we saw were at least a thousand years old, based on a labeled tree stump at the visitors center. I had a great time trying to climb one, but I did not get very high. For the last part of the walk, we hiked through a tunnel of tall, skinny and yellow bamboo, the tops of which, barley in view, shined and glimmered in the evening sun. The waterfalls were beautiful too, but I liked the scenery on the walk better.
|The Top of One of the Two Waterfalls on the Hike|
We have finished up the day at a cozy camp site near the park entrance. We have set up our tent and are ready for a peaceful night. I am excited for tomorrow and hope we see even more cool scenery!
|FIND HARRY (IF YOU CAN....HA HA HA!!!!)|
|A Branch of the Great Monkey Puzzle Tree|
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