Time  one day 5 hours one minute

Coordinates 1394

Uploaded September 3, 2017

Recorded April 2014

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1,490 ft
610 ft
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8.8
18
35.25 mi

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near Aldana, Aisén (Chile)

The track shows the first part of the route from the Carretera Austral, through Puerto Guadal, to Chile Chico.
I did not meet cyclists, because they are typically cycling the Carretera Austral as directly as thy can, in order perhaps to feed their blogs and other similar things. On the other hand, if you are there for the landscape rather than for the blog, this detour cannot absolutlely be missed. It is probably the moest scenic road in Patagonia, together with those among the lakes of the Paine.
The gravel was reported to be in bad condition, but after all I did not find it much worse than that on the mainstream Carretera.
Allow at least two days for the whole road. Once in Chile Chico, do not miss the visit to Jeinemeni, as detailed in the tracks linked in the comments below.

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Intersection

Cruce El Maiten

Here the road forks from the Carretera Austral.
Waypoint

Puerto Guadal

Waypoint

Muelle Puerto Guadal

Pay a visit to this very quit spot!
panorama

Puerto Guadal Cementerio

Due to its position, it is also an optimal viewpoint on Lago Carrera. Not as precious, however, as the Cementerio of Puerto Rio Tranquilo, which is even better.
Waypoint

Mirador after Guadal

panorama

'It never rains in Patagonia'

I named the waypoint after the title of the panorama that I shot there...
Bridge

Puente El Maiten

Waypoint

Mirador Rio Maitenes (187)

Waypoint

Mallin Grande

Bridge

Puente Río Hernandez

Waypoint

Start of ascent

panorama

Viewpoint

Here I photographed a beautiful sunset, with the San Valentín looming in the background.
Camping

Tent place

The place where I camped, splitting the route in two days.

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