Herstory: She is Unbreakable

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Written by Fidgit

The Herstory series profiles women who pursue their passions. Each have stepped up with courage, a message, and a willingness to share her own odyssey.


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Angelica with the awesome breakfast spread at El Molino hostel

Angelica is a tenacious 46 years old who loves her independence, her children, travel, and AC/DC and Metallica. As she explains it, in keeping with a traditional Chilean comprehension, there are three stages of life. “The first stage is childhood, the second is when she raises her family, the third is once her children are grown.” Continue reading

Puente Ingles to Ruta 115 and Talca

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Written by Neon

We were able to catch a bus back out to Puente Ingles to continue north along the Greater Patagonia Trail route. It is helpful that many people in the campos don’t have roads to their houses, much less cars, so the buses go deep into the backcountry towns/communities of Chile. As we walked along debating which route to take out of Puente Ingles- horse path or road- we came upon some locals and they (as forcefully as a Chilean can) urged us to take the road, because the horse path was more dangerous.

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Leaving Antuco, celebrating my birthday, and walking to Community Puente Ingles and San Fabian

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Written by Neon

The (late) morning of January 1st, 2017 (how did that happen?!) Fidgit and I packed up and hitch-hiked back to the trail. We got a ride with a kind couple who were only going a short distance and dropped us at a bus stop a few kilometers past their turn off. We then were picked up by a guide/engineer, Louise, who was heading to the same place we were for a day-hike. Louise ended up walking with us most of the day, excited to have company as well as share his knowledge of the area with us. Continue reading

Gauchos and Huasos

Written by Fidgit

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Remote from Neighbors in a forest wide, Studious to save what human wants require, in embers heap’d, preserves the seeds of fire.

-The Odyssey

Much like Patagonia itself, the idea of the horseback-mounted locals is a nebulous and enchanting idea. Cowboys out here on the final frontier. It has captured the imagination of people from across the globe. Particularly, we of the first world who grasp ever more for something true to the earth on which it stands. Continue reading

Herstory: She Can Embrace Uncertainty

 The ‘Herstory: She Can’ series profiles women who pursue their passions. Each have stepped up with courage, a message, and a willingness to share her own odyssey.


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Written by Greta Matos

Have you ever had a dream that you loved so much, that you let it go, you set it free; trusting that if you were truly meant to live that dream, someday it would return to you?
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