The Lush Side of Patagonia

If the first four days in southern Aysen reminded me of the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, the next three days in the north reminded me of The Olympic Peninsula in Washington State and SE Alaska.

The highlight of the three days was our way too brief stay at Puyuhuapi lodge, a luxury spa  with thermal baths on a Pacific Ocean fjord.

Besides the thermal baths, there were also a couple of hiking trails through the dense rain forest behind the lodge.

 

On the way back from the lodge we stopped in Queulat National Park to hike to a lake and ride a Zodiac for a close up view of the hanging glacier.

The ride up and back also offered great photo opportunities.

As you can see from the photos in this and my three previous posts, the Aysen region of Patagonia is stunning, easily one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. My thanks to my hosts, Adventure Life and Paula Christensen from Mallin Colorado Ecolodge for making this spectacular trip possible.

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