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GPT71 - Espolón

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Summary (editar)
Activity Trekking
Location Argentina, Chile,
Duration días
"Días" no está en la lista de valores posibles (3 horas o menos, 1/2 día, 3/4 día, 1 día, 1 día y medio, 2 días, 3 días, 4 días, 5 días, 3 - 5 días, 6 - 7 días, 8 - 10 días, 11 - 14 días, 15 - 20 días, 20 - 25 días, 26 - 35 días, 36 - 60 días, 61 - 89 días, más de 90 días) para esta propiedad.
Signage Inexistente
Infraestructure Inexistente
Topology Cruce
Distance (k) 118.1
Skills No requiere
Original creator Jan Dudeck
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Overview of GPT71: Espolón

Recent Alerts and Suggestions

  • Martin Lizondo / 1-Jan-19 to 5-Jan-19 / Regular Hiking Southbound

Long and beautifull route, if well demanding.

The Río Turbio crossing isn’t a problem anymore as it has a bridge now at 42°52'51"S 72°22'13"W. There are two very difficult river crossings in this section. One is Río Michimahuida at 42°53'15"S 72°20'19"W. It’s possible to cross with water up to the hips. There live some settlers who can help you cross with horses. The next river is Río de los Mallines, which is 42°55'19"S 72°16'57"W. Much more strong and difficult, you may require help with horses too. The last settler of that valley is called “Chayo” Pezo and he lives with his son Jaime at 42°55'27"S 72°16'32"W. Very gentle, they offer bed, mate and bread.

Near to the mountain pass the trail is confusing and becomes lost in some mallines, so fresh steps and wood cuts are the best signaling. Signs of old cattle use are visible everwhere if well the route was practically abandoned since the last volcano’s eruption. The valley of Espolon isn’t hard, is mostly well marked and there are many well built bridges. Remeber to say hello and spend some time chating with settlers. The don’t require money for their help.

The Lagos de las Rosas trail is perfectly marked and daily used.

Season Section Log

Summary Table

GPT71: Espolón
GPT71: Espolón Hiking Packrafting
Group M: Sector Yelcho Total 118.1 km 34 h 120.2 km 33 h
Region Chile: Los Lagos (X) Trails (TL) 49.0 km 41.5% 36.8 km 30.6%
Start Villa Futaleufú Minor Roads (MR) 43.4 km 36.7% 51.4 km 42.7%
Finish Puerto Cárdenas, Chaitén Primary Roads (PR) 25.7 km 21.8% 19.5 km 16.2%
Status Published & Verified Cross-Country (CC) - - - -
Traversable Jan - Mar (Maybe: Dec, Apr) Bush-Bashing (BB) - - - -
Packraft Useful Ferry (FY) - - - -
Connects to GPT70, GPT72, GPT74P, GPT73P, GPT76 Investigation (I) - - - -
Options 42 km (1 Options & Variants) Exploration (EXP) - - - -
Hiking Packrafting Total on Water 12.5 km 10.4%
Attraction 4 (of 5) 4 (of 5) River (RI) - -
Difficulty 4 (of 5) 4 (of 5) Lake (LK) 12.5 km 10.4%
Direction Both ←→ Both ←→ Fjord (FJ) - -
Comment -
Character Valdivian Rain Forest, Farmland, Settlers, Lake Packrafting, Road Walking
Challenges Demanding River Fords, Bush Bashing, Demanding Navigation, Possibly Impassable

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Profile of GPT71: Espolón
Profile of GPT71: Espolón

Section Planning Status

Recommended Travel Period

Benefits of Hiking and Packrafting

Recommended Travel Direction

Section Length and Travel Duration

Suitable Section Combinations

Section Attractiveness

Section Difficulty

Resupply

Resupply Town

Shopping: Food

Shopping: Fuel

Shopping: Equipment

Services: Restaurants

Services: Laundry

Services: ATM and Money Exchange

Accommodation: Hostals and Hotels

Accommodation: Cabañas

Accommodation: Camping

Transport: Ground Transport

Transport: Ferries

Transport: Shipping Services

Resupply on the Trail

Location, Names, Available Items and Services

Access to Route and Return

Access to Start

Return from Finish

Escape Options

Permits, Entry Fees and Right-of-Way Issues

Regular Route

Regular Hiking Route

Regular Packrafting Route

Optional Routes

Investigations and Explorations

Links to other Resources

Alerts and Logs of Past Seasons