..from Newfoundland to Chile Part IV.

 

 

 

The hike in Termas del Flaco , described below, was indeed an adventure and in some ways surreal. Seeing dinosaur tracks in the longest  mountain chain in the world, left behind by creatures that walked the earth when South America and Africa formed one tectonic plate, was pretty spectacular!   Chile

…….this is an endeavour for the obsessed or the adventurous but no matter who you are, you will be left amazed by the visible footprints left by dinosaurs some 150 million years ago.   All you’ve ever wanted to Know about Dinosaurs in Chile  HelenLCordery

But before we could start our hike we had to travel to Termas del Flaco. This in itself is somewhat of an adventure. The  dirt road is approximately 77 km, narrow and winding …looking down is sometimes not advisable. It allows only one way traffic. If you are up at Termas del Flaco, you must leave to come down by 2’clock so those below can start the journey up the mountain by 4 pm. Both ends are monitored by police.     Termas del Flaco – dangerous roads Chile   Truthfully it wasn’t that bad and we had the utmost confidence in our driver, Jose from Foothills Hiking.

The road up to the village is only open from December to April and during the winter (May to November), the people all move down to San Fernando/Puente Negro and the surrounding area.

 

 

 

First we had to wait until the traffic jam dispersed.:)

 

 

Waiting our turn to take the road up to Termas del Flaco

 

 

 

 

 I found the mixture of brilliant sun and then shade from the mountain peaks fascinating.

 

 

“Awesome is Everywhere”

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Far below in the village of Termas del Flaco is a sanatorium that was built in the 1930s.  It was never opened and never used.

 

 

Andes

 

 

We made it!

 

 

Foothills Hiking Chile

 

 

I really don’t know how Johanna will celebrate her next birthday!

 

 

This world is an offering to you.

 

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