GPT02 - Mina El Teniente
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Recent Alerts and Suggestions
- 2019-Nov-28 / Family Size
The campground Estero Coyanco (S 33° 40.950', W 070° 20.779') seams to be only open on weekends? One can walk around the closed gate and a person in the campground allowed me to sleep there on a weekday. There would be a small shop, food places and toilets. I stayed up the valley close to S 33° 40.950', W 070° 20.779'.
There was a dead goat further up in the water.
- 2018-Dec-20 / Martin Lizondo / Regular Route Southbound
A lot of water capacity is required. Last water source at Estero Bodegua (S34° 00.894' W70° 25.507'). Avoid the route near puesto at S34° 04.633' W70° 30.757' because the pass is forbidden. Instead, keep following the track high off trail.
Season Section Log
- 2019-Nov-24 / Matus & Anna
We walked GPT02 five days. Including 2 nero days. Again a really hot section, but there is enough water till Estero Codegua. Marked source before mine (water last 25km) is still flowing. Not much, but flowing. After that you won't find any. Trail is in good condition, in few undefines spots just follow gps. We took last optional trail to the left to meet road to Coya, trail was bit overgrown but doable, then we took a regular trail to Coya which is gravel. Shortly after first emergency exit in mine, where is trail cutting a mine property, they are building a high fence that won't be easy to jump. In Coya we are staying in Tu Casita for 20k including dinner. So far it's nice. Ressuplying is good here, we found everything that we needed.
- 2019-Nov-16 / Martina & Ivo / Regular route southbound
It took us 4 days to walk this section. Trails are in good condition. There is practically no snow left and water levels are low. We took the third Emergency Exit in the mine, so we don't know about the last 10 km. The mine's Security Officer wasn't very pleased to drive us out of the mine. In Coya we found accommodation and resupply tiendas. You can also take the bus to Rancagua which runs every full hour.
- 2019-Nov- 14 / Ty & America / SOBO.
•We camped on Reserva Coyanco for 5000 pesos and sweet spots right next to the river. We took a taxi straight there from the city center of Santiago for 25,000. I just saw on the television that the metro is back up to Puente Alto as well.....so that’s cool. •We also took the first emergency exit when arriving at Mina Teniente. Everybody was SUPER friendly. They even gave us a free ride to Machali for Resupply (Isabel supermarket). •After water at the bridge over Estero Codegua, water is pretty much non existent. Nobody was at the puesto, and the next water source was still and dense with tad poles (definitely not ideal)....and probably won’t last for much longer. •There was some just recently passable areas near the top of the pass, but pretty easy to get by! Prefect timing 👌
|GPT02: Mina El Teniente||Hiking||Packrafting|
|Group||A: Precordillera||Total||105.8 km||'||-||'|
|Region||Chile: Metropolitano (V) & O'Higgins (VI)||Trails (TL)||49.8 km||47.0%||-||-|
|Start||El Melocotón||Minor Roads (MR)||44.4 km||42.0%||-||-|
|Finish||Coya||Primary Roads (PR)||4.6 km||4.4%||-||-|
|Status||Published & Verified||Cross-Country (CC)||5.9 km||5.6%||-||-|
|Traversable||Dec - Mar (Maybe: Nov, Apr)||Bush-Bashing (BB)||1.1 km||1.0%||-||-|
|Packraft||Only Burden||Ferry (FY)||-||-||-||-|
|Connects to||GPT01, GPT03||Investigation (I)||(0.7 km)||(0.6%)||-||-|
|Options||41 km (Variants Only)||Exploration (EXP)||-||-||-||-|
|Hiking||Packrafting||Total on Water||-||-|
|Attraction||2 (of 5)||-||River (RI)||-||-|
|Difficulty||3 (of 5)||-||Lake (LK)||-||-|
|Direction||Both ↓↑||-||Fjord (FJ)||-||-|
|Character||Semi-Desert, Alpine Terrain, Mountain Pastures, Mining, Arrieros|
|Challenges||Exposure to Elements, Clambering, Demanding Navigation, Lack of Drinking Water, Resupply Distance, Right-of-Way Disputes|