For those of you on Facebook, you might be aware of the difficulties of my last few days. For those of you who have avoided CrackBook, first off, congratulations and, second, here is the quick summary.( don't have my keyboard so will make it brief) I left Chalten a few days ago planning to head … Continue reading New Plans
OK, a break has already been taken as I think the last day I reported on was Feb 4? That only makes me 23 days behind. Ugh! Its not that I haven't loved writing. In fact, I have liked it so much I have started to write essays on the side on a bunch … Continue reading Taking a break from blogging
(Just starting to catch up on this stuff. Wrote this ages ago, but couldn't post. Its been a crazy couple of weeks) Feb 3 Fri- Cerrro Villa Castillo to Hobo Camp #4. Or is it #3? I can't keep trackToday was another day of extremes. Ups, downs, but in all a lot of ups. … Continue reading Mayonnaise, Bulls and a real live Gaucho
Sunday Feb 12 ( This is out of order. I am about a week behind on updating the events of recent days, but I was inspired to write this this morning and decided to post it anyway. I figure I would forget to down the road.) PEACE Peace. Its the only word that comes to … Continue reading Parque Patagonia
So as I mentioned, I trashed myself getting to Villa Cerro Castillo. Even though it was all downhill from that mountain pass....I barely made to to town. Bummer too because my plan was to spend the next day hiking there, but I just didn't have the heart for it the next day. I decided looking … Continue reading Thursday night – Feb 2
I don't recall how far I rode on Thursday. I think I blocked it all out. All I know is that it really really hurt. But WOW the scenery! (Yes we have a theme here) The day started off fantastic. I packed up from Hobo Camp #3 and headed off on my little country dirt … Continue reading Feb 2- 80km to Villa Cerro Castillo – Maybe 90? Ouch!
45 KM from Coyhaique to a lake somewhere off the beaten track. PRODUCTION UPDATE: To compete with the dazzling media graphics CCN is leveraging to cover the Trump Circus, we here at RansomNotes have drastically improved the budget of our graphics department (i.e. I purchased an extra coffee at a cafe in Coyhaique and allocated … Continue reading Feb 1- Tangents and a bit of fishing
Having a late start today, but am finally hitting the road around noon. Feel a bit recovered, it is a sunny day, things are good. I'll likely be off line for the next 4-5 days. I am heading to Parque Nacional Patagonica. This is another park started by the Tompkins, that is a attempting to … Continue reading Hitting the road – Feb 1
Hitting the road tomorrow after 3 days of rest. Not much to note other than I am on pizza #2. Starving! Yes, everyone in the restaurant is giving me weird looks .
I couldn't sleep at all last night. Despite being so physically exhausted, I was up until about 3AM. It reminds me of those summers in college where you do 3 bike races over a long weekend and by Sunday night you are so fried you just can't sleep. You close your eyes and just feel … Continue reading Coyhaique- Jan 29th- Sunday