near Chile Chico, Aisén (Chile)
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The hiking loop Piedra Clavada - Cueva de las Manos - Valle Lunar is covered in a separate work (N. 17226384).
The altitude gain is limited, but consider that there is not a single stretch of asphalt. The gravel is not bad, only take care at a couple of the sometimes steep descents leading to the river crossings.
The scenery is exceptional, the highlights are the little laguna that one meets halfway, and tje arrival at the lake. My work is somewhat incomplete since, having not carried tent and sleeping bag, I could not spend the night at the lake. Being due to return to Chile Chico, I could not follow entirely the shore of the lake, let alone push on to Lago Verde.
Leave here the road to the Argentinian border and to Los Antiguos.
Later on, the crossing of a river forces to a remarkable descent.
River crossing after descent
Ascending, it remains on the right-hand side.
Fork to Valle Lunar
Here is the fork to the hiking loop. IIn order to go there, you do not need to leave the bicycle at the fork: still a couple of kms can be cycled. See Track N. 17226384
I had no interaction with the people here - they seem not to care about tourists passing by.
River flowing from Laguna
Before reaching the laguna, the road skirts a little marsh.
Laguna de los Flamencos
View on El Sucio
Puente El Sucio
River in the tableland
A long straight section on the open tableland is represented here by a waypoint at the only little bend.
Puente Las Vacas
Camping area in the wood.
This is the point where I ended my tour due to time constraints. It would be possible to go on to Lago Verde.