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Buenos Aires, Argentina
January 31, 2010
January 7, 2005
From journal The World's Southernmost City
September 19, 2000
The initial segment of the trail takes is quite hilly, before deciding to head for the shore and taking a fairly, steep downward course.
The rest of the hike follows the water on the rocky, hilly coast. Occasionally, we would hike right along the shore. Other sections of the trail were high above the water in dense beech forest. Occasionally, we hiked past large mounds of shells called middens that are said to have been created by the indigenous inhabitants of the region. We passed several tiny secluded shell strewn beaches where we stopped and enjoyed the solitude. Most of the way we could see the towering mountains hovering over the Beagle Channel.
We picniced on some large boulders in the bay and enjoyed the view of various waterfoul. I remember being stunned by the beauty of the place.
From journal The Fin de Mundo
The path is easy to follow and as it is only occasionally hilly, only a little challenging. At times we scrambled through areas of fallen trees and large moss covered boulders. The only (minor) downside of this hike was that we had to retrace our steps on the same path.
We brought a picnic lunch and ate gazing out at the lake while sitting on fallen trees. The steep mountains on the west side of the lake are crisscrossed with deep alluring ravines. The far end of the lake seems surrounded on three sides by mountains giving the feel of hiking into a canyon. I suppose it looked like any of a number of mountain hikes but the anticipation of reaching a border point seemingly in the middle of nowhere combined with the knowledge that we were hiking in Tierra del Fuego made this a special day.
September 14, 2000
Although, there are no toilets the campground at Campa Rio Pipo was even better. During weekends and holidays, daytrippers from Ushuaia park in this area and picnic. At night, we had the campground to ourselves and sat by our fuego (in Tierra del FUEGO!) under the full moon, next to the river... you get the idea, a perfect evening. (The night wasn’t as perfect as we had pitched our tent on some of Tierra Del Fuego's lumpier soil and spent the night tossing and turning trying to get comfortable!)