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.
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.
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.
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