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Water sculpted marble caves on Lake General Carrera in Chile.  Photo by Kate Little

Chilean Patagonia: From the Peak to the Sea

Underneath the little marble islands lie the “capillas de marmol” or the marble chapels: the lake has slowly eroded away the underside of the marble islands leaving caves that glow in the sunlight and reflect the blue water. In the Chilean Patagonia, in the region of Aysen, there is one main road that extends over… Read More

Home for the summer on Washington's San Juan Islands.  Red Fox challenger tent with a cushy air mat for watching eyelid movies.

Large Air Mat – Big on Comfort

When it comes to camping, I have always neglected the air mat. If I’m backpacking, I’ll leave the air mat at home while I gripe to myself “it’s not real camping if it’s not a bit uncomfortable!”. When I’m car camping at a music festival or just with some friends, the air mat is the… Read More

O'Higgins Glacier meets the Pacific. . The glacier’s edge is about 80 feet high and 12 miles in shore length. The whole glacier is about 320 sq mi and 28 miles long.

Nowheresville: O’Higgins in South Southern Chile

“I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.” ― Aldo Leopold Of all the different landscapes and peoples of Patagonia, the most isolated region on the Chilean side of the Andes is the region of Aysén. There is no direct road from Aysén to the Chilean mainland. Jutting through the… Read More

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O'Higgins Glacier meets the Pacific. . The glacier’s edge is about 80 feet high and 12 miles in shore length. The whole glacier is about 320 sq mi and 28 miles long.

Nowheresville: O’Higgins in South Southern Chile

“I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.” ― Aldo Leopold Of all the different landscapes and peoples of Patagonia, the most isolated region on the Chilean side of the Andes is the region of Aysén. There is no direct road from Aysén to the Chilean mainland. Jutting through the… Read More

Home for the summer on Washington's San Juan Islands.  Red Fox challenger tent with a cushy air mat for watching eyelid movies.

Large Air Mat – Big on Comfort

When it comes to camping, I have always neglected the air mat. If I’m backpacking, I’ll leave the air mat at home while I gripe to myself “it’s not real camping if it’s not a bit uncomfortable!”. When I’m car camping at a music festival or just with some friends, the air mat is the… Read More

Water sculpted marble caves on Lake General Carrera in Chile.  Photo by Kate Little

Chilean Patagonia: From the Peak to the Sea

Underneath the little marble islands lie the “capillas de marmol” or the marble chapels: the lake has slowly eroded away the underside of the marble islands leaving caves that glow in the sunlight and reflect the blue water. In the Chilean Patagonia, in the region of Aysen, there is one main road that extends over… Read More