Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Natural History of the Patagonia Cordillera: Argentina and Chile

Since the beginning of January, a group of Sierra Institute students and their instructor, Brett Lovelace, have been exploring the mountains, valleys, and plateau of the Eastern Andean Cordillera in Argentina. 

Fresh off a 22-day backpacking trip, they will cross the border into Chile and soon begin another 8-day backpacking trip to El Cañi Reserve, a mature Araucaria araucana (“monkey puzzle tree”) forest, with a possible ascent of nearby Volcan Villarica to see an active volcano!

The group is currently staying in a village called Junín de los Andes in the province of Neuquén, Argentina, a place famous for its birdwatching and trout-fishing.

Are you interested in learning more about the amazing program? Check in soon to follow our group through their next adventure in the Chilean rainforest, and visit the Sierra Institute website to read more!

Let nature be the classroom.

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