Waterfalls we love you!
Trip Start May 01, 2010
90Trip End Apr 30, 2011
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Where I stayed
We are staying in the charming La Qhia hostal run by an Argentine/Belgium couple. The guesthouse has compiled a good deal of information about the local walks and attractions. On the first day we hiked up to Cerro Sapo (Toad Hill) & Cerro Tute, a hard couple of hours slog uphill, where we were rewarded with spectacular views of the countryside, followed by a steep downhill descent back to the village. Here we found a supermarket with a good stock of decent Chilean wine for the evening’s recovery.
Later in the afternoon we went for a swim in the Rio Mulaba with a Welsh guy called Iolo. The water was deep and fast flowing and very refreshing
The next day we caught a taxi up to La Piedra Alto, a small hamlet at the top of the valley. Here we scrambled down a trail to a lovely waterfall where we enjoyed a cold, invigorating swim.
The following day we visited another waterfall (we love waterfall swimming!) at El Bermejo. This was quite of the beaten track and involved negotiating some seriously muddy trail and some very slippery granite boulders! It was well worth the effort however as the spot was so isolated and the falls magnificent.