For the next few days we explored Aysen, the Patagonian region that inspired dreamers, adventurers, and entrepreneurs like Yvon Chouinard, the founder of the clothing company, Patagonia, and Doug Tompkins, the founder of Esprit and The North Face.
The first stop on our third day was the Baker River, a roaring turquoise juggernaut of a river, especially at its confluence with the Neff.
After that we visited Patagonia National Park, created by American conservationist Doug Tompkins before his untimely death in a kayaking mishap on General Carrera Lake, the lake we peered at every day from the windows of our room at Mallin Colorado Ecolodge.
The next day started with an informative tour of the Mallin Colorado property by the 84 year old patriarch who established the property over 25 years ago and has managed it with his wife and seven sons and daughters ever since.
Following that we took advantage of the perfect weather and drove 15 minutes “around the corner” to the picturesque town of Puerto Guadal, tucked into another cove on the lake.
.The next day we headed north for very different views, just as gorgeous, and very different experiences. More on that in my next post, but for now., enjoy the photos as we make our way north. [ Note — Don and Katherine’s trip is being hosted by Mallin Colorado Lodge and Adventure Life.]