The 'Jackson Hole' of Chile
Pucon, Chile is the beginning of southern Chile, where the lands open and white-capped volcanoes pop up with increased regularity. Pucon is an established tourist destination, and has the infrastructure in place to support an influx of international travelers during the high season, which is December - March.
Travel Tip: Take the night bus from Santiago to Pucon. If you're paying more than $10 for the bus and you don't sleep like a baby, then you're doing something wrong! These buses rule!
Tyler showing off his long locks in downtown Pucon, pure stoke spread across a face that will soon be covered in yellow scraggly hair. Reese Wells.
Tyler inverting in a celebration of the staggering beauty to come. Backs are still feeling good before we warp them with 90 lb packs. Reese Wells.
Gotta love those clean legs. Unless, of course, you like a little leg hair. Which I do. Let your leg hair be an expression of yourself, Tyler! It's beautiful! Reese Wells.
From my mom, to me the day after Donald Trump was elected to office: 'I believe if we stay hopeful and engaged and attentive this may be our time to grow.' Even flowers can bloom from a bed of volcano ash, and even from afar we're stronger together. Reese Wells.
It's a distinct and wonderful shade of yellow, one that makes me think of love growing deep roots. Reese Wells.
Tyler staring off towards Volcan Villarrica at the beginning of Patagonia Soul. So young, so dumb, so full of hope. Reese Wells.
The volcano sits behind me, molten heat burning within. And when I think of this heat, confined within the boundaries of space and time, I want it to erupt, and cover me with its passion, an epic release.
Because every day we talk, every connection we share, together and apart, I burn that much hotter for you, that much deeper for you.
Like a volcano I wait, dormant, filling with the heat of a soul on fire, ready for a day when I can spill forth and run rivers of magma to you.