Nahuel Huapi traverse (near Bariloche, Argentina)

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Nahuel Huapi traverse (near Bariloche, Argentina)

Postby deadwood » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 11:17 pm

Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi is fairly large and well equipped with refugios and different trails for walking. January and February in particular can get very busy, but we walked in March and apart from the one long weekend, it was fairly quiet. The two refugios we stayed at were quite civilized and they have meals and vino :D . Due to last minute lack of planning we went with a guide which made the logistics a lot easier as well as the trail finding and we went some places we otherwise may not have gone. We started at Colonia Suiza, crossed to Pampa Linda and then went acros Paso las Nubes to Lago Frias and back to Bariloche by boat. In total it was 7 days walking, and although our packs weren't too heavy, there is a lot of steep up and down of very rocky mountains. Awesome views and a great place to walk, but not necessarily too much wildlife.
Now for some photos...

The refugio at Laguna Negra - great place to be inside when the wind is blowing outside!
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Laguna Negra refugio


Day 2 and Cerro Tronador is already making its presence known.
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First View of Cerro Tronador


After the refugio, its tent time, but laguna CAB isnt a bad place to camp when there is noone else around.
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Reflection on laguna CAB


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From the summit of Cerro CAB


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lenga lichen


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Cerro Tronador and Paso las Nubes


Wasiting for the boat at Lago Frias
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Lago Frias
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Re: Nahuel Huapi traverse (near Bariloche, Argentina)

Postby msrj » Tue 26 May, 2015 7:06 pm

Wow deadwood, amazing pictures! It makes me want to go back...
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Re: Nahuel Huapi traverse (near Bariloche, Argentina)

Postby goanna » Sun 30 Aug, 2015 9:42 pm

Great photos Deadwood. When I saw your photos when they were first posted I thought 'where has all the ice gone?' but then concluded it was probably just my faulty memory. I have finally got around to digging out my old slides and scanning a couple of them. It has been a bit difficult to compare directly as I don't have any taken from exactly the same spot as you. At the Paso de la Nubes we were in the nubes. However from what I have it does seem that the ice is retreating. Below is our party crossing Paso de la Nubes

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Below is a photo of Monte Troneador from Pampa Linda. There does seem to be a lot more snow/ ice than when you were there.

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And finally one of the best views was as we climbed past Ventisquero Frias. Did you take a photo here to compare?

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Re: Nahuel Huapi traverse (near Bariloche, Argentina)

Postby deadwood » Sat 12 Sep, 2015 3:32 pm

Hi Goanna, Unfortunately I don't have photos from the same places to do a good ice comparison, and I think they changed the route over paso las nubes when the new hut was built. Its also hard to tell in further away photos how much is ice and how much is snow. These two photos show the view from Pampa Linda and I think the glacier is Ventisquero Frias, just after leaving the Paso las Nubes hut.

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pampa linda


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Glacier near Paso de las nubes
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