Puyehue National Park Scenes

December 2004

The Puyehue region of the Lake District is dominated by vulcanism, with young cone-shaped snow-capped volcanos contributing to the geology and geomorphology of the Andes Mountains near the border with Argentina.   The Rio Gol Gol flows generally west, with several bueatiful waterfalls.   The vegetation consists of temperate rainforest, dominated by Southern Beech (Nothofagus dombeyi and Nothofagus nitida).   There are few roads into the park, one two-laned highway providing access to Argentina a few kilometers to the east.

All photos copyrighted by David L. Magney 2004.

Links to other Puyehue [pronounced: Pu-hay-way] Area Photos
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Rustic A-frame cabin available within the Puyehue National Park

Time for dinner, which consisted of cutting up whatever fresh vegetables we could find, and some canned ones too, sauteeing them in oil, and serving it over a bed of steamed rice - very tasty in the end.

The view south from the porch of our A-frame cabin.

The beautiful interior of a restaurant that was deceptively simple from the outside.   We ordered, and picked up the next day, a batch of freshly home-made vegetarian empaņadas from this woman across the highway from the restaurant.

A Chilean vernal pool along the dirt road into the restaurant and camping area above.

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, Margarite/Margarita, or Manzanillon - Asteraceae (Sunflower family); non-native

Embothrium coccineum, Notro or Ciruelillo - Proteaceae (Protea family)

Gunnera tinctoria, Pangue or Nalca - Gunneraceae (Gunnera family)

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