The hidden trail (Volcán Casablanca)

Not on any map, just marked with red plastic ribbons…

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After having lunch we decided to follow a small stream, which quickly became more narrow…

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Soon it was not possible to follow the stream without getting wet feet. After leaving the stream we suddenly found a trail leading up hill. We continued following the trail up the mountainside suddenly walking across huge patches of snow, but still eyeing the red plastic ribbons.

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Suddenly after 3 km the landscape opened up to this panoramic view

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We were running out of time and had to turn around, but we could see that the trail marked with the red ribbons was continuing away from where we were camping. It was time to turn around and get back to Lance. Taking in the view before turning around.

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We highly recommend this trail, but leave in the morning with a good daypack, so you have more time for exploring the trail than we had. It is now on marked as “the secret trail” near the wild camp “Mountain meadow” close to the ski resort, Antillanca, Chile. Getting down from the mountain Lance was waiting for our return.

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Making dinner: I am doing all the hard work outside, while Esben are having fun inside

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Potato stew with chicken together with a glass of Late Harvest white wine

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Appreciating life

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Hoping for clear weather the next day, so we could hike up the the crater of the volcano

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Esben got up during the night to take this amazing picture with the milky way in the background

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When we got up the next morning it was raining, and the view of the mountains was gone. We decided not to go hiking, but to drive back to Osorno because we had to get some paperwork done for Lance, before we were allowed to drive into Argentina. Back on the paved road the rain was pouring down. In Osorno we bought an insurance covering Lance for the next six months in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru and Bolivia. We also went to the notary, where we got a “Declaration Jurada”. With the “Declaration Jurada” Lance can legally leave Chile with a foreign owner (which is me, Camilla from Denmark), wen I promise to come back to Chile to sell Lance. With other words it is not legal for us to sell Lance in another country than Chile.

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Before leaving Osorno we went shopping in Jumbo to buy chocolate for Christmas. We even found a big marzipan bread! In Denmark you can’t celebrate Christmas without marzipan and chocolate. Outside the stores in Osorno were women sitting ready to wrap other peoples gifts, just to earn a little bit extra money before Christmas. They looked poor. We had already bought presents for our family and friends in Denmark. We made a 2018 calendar with pictures from the first part of this adventure travelling 21,000 km on motorcycles. So now they have to look at us everyday in 2018. I made and ordered the calendar through a Danish website, and the calendars were shipped to my parents house. My mother wrapped and distributed the presents – Thank you, you are the best.

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Ready to go to Bariloche, Argentina for Christmas!

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