In the Mountains :: Yerba Loca

There are two great things about living in a city surrounded by mountains: the beautiful mountain views you get and the fact that you can climb them!

This weekend was (another) long weekend so we took to the mountains to explore. Yerba Loca is a park that is about an hours drive from central Santiago.  It wasn’t a place that I had heard much of, but I now want to tell everyone about it.  It was so beautiful.

We got there early on Saturday morning to ensure that we could get a camping spot.  And I was already blown away.  The camping had the most beautiful view of the snow capped mountains and the sun was beaming too!  I think this is the best tent view yet!DSC09808DSC09811DSC09810DSC_0050After setting up our tent we set off to reach Refugio Aleman, which is a 3-4 hour trek.  It was deserted as we only saw two other people doing the trek.  Meaning these beautiful views were all for ourselves, but they were just too good not to share.  At 2500 mts up, it was pretty special!

The mountains really were looking spectacular thanks to the rain earlier in the week: rain is always good news as it means it snows in the mountains.DSC09766DSC09763DSC09762DSC09761DSC09757DSC09756DSC09742There is something about snow capped mountains paired with blue sky that just makes the absolute perfect combination!  DSC09744DSC_0044DSC_0028DSC_0027DSC_0023Until next time, Yerba Loca…DSC_0019There is a two day trek in the park where you get to see a glacier, and I think that may have just been added to our list! 🙂

Marcella xx

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19 thoughts on “In the Mountains :: Yerba Loca

  1. It looks amazing – what beautiful captures. As amazing as that tent view is, I have to admit that the only camping I do is in a hotel!

  2. I did some hiking this weekend too, but my views were not this incredible! that campsite view is bucketlist worthy. I’m also a huge fan of the fuzzy socks when camping or traveling 🙂

  3. There is something about the view out a tent door that really gets me in photos… and the view from your tent is pretty unbeatable!

  4. Oh my goodness, if I lived near the mountains I would totally be hiking them any chance that I got, just like you! I can’t even imagine waking up to that view on a trip, and I hope that y’al get a chance to go on a the 2 day trek sometime soon!

  5. Those views are unbelievable! What beautiful mountains. I’m glad you got some decent snow, too.

    Also I am a big fan of your leggings 🙂 so cheerful!

  6. I can’t believe how high up you were! I’ve never ever climbed a mountain higher than like 600 meters and when I made it above 1000 meters by cable car, I’ve always gotten altitude sickness 😀 Such a shame cause those views are amazing!!

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