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near Villa Catedral, Río Negro (Argentina)
Take the bus 55 at Bariloche to Catedral Ski park. The trail begins with a beautiful trek over a flat step of mountains, with a nice view to the lake below. Then, the trail enters a gorgeous woods, being mostly sided by a small water course. Then the first steep part of the trek begins, ending up at the Refugio Frey, which is flanked by a lake and stone walls. Camping here is highly recommended. The trail then follows the lake shore and then a very steep stone wall is to be climbed, ending up at the Schmoll lake, with a pictoresque scenario. After flanking the lake, the trail becomes very steep again, leading to a mountain crest. The trail here is not inclined, but still very demanding. Next, the trail leads to the ski park of Catedral. As I got there at 5 pm, it was closed. But it is probable that the descending part of the trek may be completed by cable car if you get there earlier. I classified this trek as moderate due to the physical demand, although it is not technically demanding. The trail gets intensely windy on the crest part.