Our trip to the south of Chile


Day 2, and the weather clears! The top of Casablanca is our goal. Day 2, and the weather clears!  The top of Casablanca is our goal. We made it! Altitude=1990m, confirmed by GPS. The clouds were moving in... We made it!  Altitude=1990m, confirmed by GPS.  The clouds were moving in...
...but still parted long enough for some nice views. ...but still parted long enough for some nice views. On the descent down Casablanca, with clouds moving in from above and below. On the descent down Casablanca, with clouds moving in from above and below.
Evaporation from the wet pumice produced an eerie look. Evaporation from the wet pumice produced an eerie look.
On the way down we came across this enormous lava tube. Too dark to see how far it goes... On the way down we came across this enormous lava tube.  Too dark to see how far it goes...
And we move on across the field of pumice, looking for that mythical piece that will float. And we move on across the field of pumice, looking for that mythical piece that will float.
Looking back towards the peak, now enshrouded by clouds. Looking back towards the peak, now enshrouded by clouds.
The lower crater on Casablanca. Try to find Ben in this picture! The lower crater on Casablanca.  Try to find Ben in this picture!
Me above the lower crater, on the other side of which is our car. Me above the lower crater, on the other side of which is our car. We stayed that night in Puerto Varas. The mist rising off Llanquihue in the morning made for some nice shots. We stayed that night in Puerto Varas.  The mist rising off Llanquihue in the morning made for some nice shots.

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