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Old 02-13-2013, 02:28 AM   #25
Aventeren OP
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Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Did It: US to Ushuaia, Argentina
Oddometer: 181
Funny thing, I actually camped behind the Copec gas station (for free), and my bike was parked on this old washed out boardwalk, and I was thinking to myself, "Huh, that's weird. There must have been a major Pacific storm that came through here and wiped this damn boardwalk out." And then I went to sleep. I then woke up and had breakfast, and the place had WiFi, so I searched Wikipedia for Chaiten, and lo and behold the boardwalk had been wiped out from the damn river that cut the damn town in half for the damn volcano, which was the largest pyroclastic volcano since something like 1912. So I went exploring on my bike after breakfast, and was blown away by the devastation. It definitely put nature in perspective. I was floored.

In any event, thanks for the tip!

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Originally Posted by LaurelPerryOnLand View Post
Don't camp near the river!!!!
Picture from the 2008 eruption.

Now...back to that salmon and fries.

 photo ChaitenChileVolcano.jpg
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