Tuesday, July 2, 2013

June Hiking

Last week I went on an unexpectedly gorgeous day hike near Santiago in Cajón del Maipo.  These are the foothills of the Andes around Santiago - just two hours away!  My housemates and I went to a reservoir called Embalse el Yeso, which was created by damming the Yeso River.  In the wintertime here, we were hiking in a bit of snow, but its was still nice and warm.

Embalse el Yeso is at about 2,500 meters.  It provides a large portion of Santiago's drinking water.  We hiked all around the water, then ended up in the dry lake bed at the base of the river.  It was a huge landscape of clay!

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