Day 352 – Seven Lakes & San Martin de los Andes

After a few days rest from my hike, today I would go to the seven lakes and San Martin de los Andes. Since I had been told that this drive was exceptionally scenic, I was really looking forward to it. People that had return from it had raved about it. A group of us from the hostel pooled our resources and rented a car to head there.  The crew consisted myself, Urs, Gemma, Mary, and Graham.

lake and mountains

lake and mountains

Lake goodness

Lake goodness

Aside from the mountain views above at the first pull off we saw this wonderful poochie. It was very happy to see us and extremely friendly. We gave it some love and it just melted. It rolled over on it’s back and eventually was so relaxed that it took nap in this position. After we were done enjoying the views we said goodbye to our little friend and moved on to the next pull off.

Our overjoyed adopted dog

Our overjoyed adopted dog

At this next site we took lunch and had some tea. There were some menacing birds hovering above that were eying our food but we managed to not get attacked. It was a great place to have our food. We had a long log to sit on and views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

Tall grass in the lake

Tall grass in the lake

Tall grass, lake and mountains

Tall grass, lake and mountains

Castle looking rock formation on top of mountain

Castle looking rock formation on top of mountain

Smurf blue sky and mountain

Smurf blue sky and mountain

After several pull offs we found ourselves in San Martin de los Andes. We took a stroll around town to see what it was like. Lots of shops were closed and there was a more noticeable amount of volcano ash from the calbuco volcano here. in Bariloche and then headed back to I found the drive nice but not as spectacular as I had been led to believe. I didn’t find it to be a must do

2 Comments:

  1. Stacy Tarradath

    I really enjoyed catching up on your travels!

    Keep posting and keep safe!

    STACY

    • Glad you enjoyed it! The posting has been almost non-existent. I still have stuff from Santiago de Chile, Easter Island, and San Pedro de Atacama to catch up on. I have had to hit pause on my trip because of problems back home. I am back in NYC for now doing construction to a 3br apartment, selling my coop, and trying to get everything in line before my next departure. Will try to post some content soon as I have a little time. Thanks again for checking in! I’ll try and put something together for the crew to meet when things calm down on my end.

      Jose

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