Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Parque Arqueológico Colomichicó

In the northwest corner of Neuquén Province, in the town of Varvarco, is a well marked hiking trail to reach the Colomichicó archeological park.

The 6km trail ends at a height of 1800 meters where many petroglyphs are found, which were left by the native Pehuenche 1500 years ago.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

First winter snow

A fresh high mountain snowfall of late autumn as seen from just south of Mendoza city.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lagunas de Epulafquen

In the far northwest corner of Neuquén is a provincial preserve of lakes at the base of the Andes mountains. A long drive through the arid dusty roads from the town of Chos Malal made this a very remote place to visit in the middle of summer.

For at least half the 200km drive south of Malargüe in Mendoza Province, Ruta 40 disintegrates into a mix of broken concrete, dirt and gravel. It is flat, though slow and desolate until crossing into Neuquén.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Two more beach towns

The tiny beach town of Balneario San Cayetano, which is not even found on google maps, is set at the edge of the dunes. Only a few blocks to wander with easy access to endless beach. Camping within a walk to the shore.

Claromecó Playa and the museum lighthouse is our last Buenos Aires Province beach stop.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Playa tranquila

The important port and quiet surfing town of Quequén at the Costa Bonita beach. Where the endless farmland of the Pampas ships out.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Mar del Plata

The biggest beach resort in Argentina, and second largest city in the province of Buenos Aires.  Now just a few weeks before the busy holiday season. 

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cerro Platita

The top of Cerro Platita (13.8K feet) is still low when viewing north to Cerro Plata (19.5K feet).

Weekend backpacking from the Valle de Sol, on the south side of the Cordon del Plata.