lago futalaufquen, argentina
hard to get to, absolutely worth the effort
Lago Futalaufquen, Argentina was one of our favorite packrafting experiences of Patagonia Soul. On the northern edge of Parque Nacional los Alerces, this lake has some of the most pristine and undeveloped landscape. It is truly a spectacle, and contributed to our most peaceful night of camping. It's difficult to get to, but if you're open to hitchhiking all sorts of adventure may follow.
Travel Tip: Know your bus schedule if you're trying to get to this lake! In November the bus runs very infrequently, and we had a full day of hitchhiking to get to where we needed to go!
Light fading over Lago Futalaufquen in Argentina. After a full day of busing and hitching our way here, Tyler is palms out, stoke up. Reese Wells.
Watching the sun go down behind a field of flowers and Parque Nacional los Alerces, I am feeling the savage landscape and the spirituality within her beauty. Reese Wells.
Beautiful blue and purple, thoughts of lost love and regret. But tall they stand, and so we watch the petals fold outward and stalks stalk higher. Reese Wells.
The feeling is real - three weeks in and Tyler is missing his lady love. It's the flowers that do it, every time. Reese Wells.
Usually we are holding out a bag of Doritos, but this time we figured we'd just let Tyler's hair down and use his thin frame to our mutual advantage. Reese Wells.
On the Lago Futalaufquen horseshoe we found an isolated, pristine campsite. This lone tree is us, for tonight. Reese Wells.
Watching the light beam from behind a jagged peak, wondrous over the greenness against the blueness, both missing home while gratitude spills over for this moment. Reese Wells.
Pulling out for the afternoon, Tyler getting the packraft ready for deflation on Lago Futalaufquen. Reese Wells.
Tyler creeping in the background, the Alpacka Raft loaded to the gills and still breathing. Reese Wells.
Testing the limits of our drysuit, this water is ice cold and we are still comfortable. Kylo Ren exploring his dark force in three feet of water. Reese Wells.
One of our favorite things about our Explorer 42 was its durability. Here our anchor was simply wedging the Alpacka Raft between two coarse walls of rock. Worked perfectly. Reese Wells.
Alpacka looking all cute and stuff up against a stony shore, set in some magical blue water. Reese Wells.
Tyler surveying his charge, an Argentinian water warrior, a man with a mission - paddle, and protect. Reese Wells.
The Explorer 42 fully loaded and ready for action on Lago Futalaufquen. The lakes and rivers of Argentina were very good to us, and to Alpacka! Reese Wells.
Because even wild
Flowers like to have a place
That they can call home.