GPT16 - Volcán Quetrupillan
Recent Alerts and Suggestions
All hikers are requested to publish in this chapter obstacle that turned them around or that complicated their hike significant. This shall be done as soon as possible to alert other hikers.
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2. Click on the [Edit] button after "Recent Alerts and Suggestions"
3. Start with * followed by your name or alias and the event date
4. Describe what route you attempted to travel (regular hiking route, regular packrafting route, a particular option), the travel direction and the obstacle your encountered. If possible provide also a suggestion for other hikers.
- Your name or alias YYYY-MM-DD
Brief description of your attempt, the obstacle and suggestion for other hikers
|Traversable||Dec - Mar (Conditionally: Nov, Apr)|
|Attraction||4 / 5||No Rating|
|Difficulty||4 / 5||No Rating|
|Distance||67.5 km | 21 h||66.9 km | 20 h|
|Direction||Both ↓↑||Both ↓↑|
|Status||Published and Verified|
|Zone||C: Zona Pehuenche|
|Region||Chile: Araucanía (IX) & Los Ríos (XIV)|
|Previous Section||Next Section||Alternative Section|
|GPT15||GPT17H or GPT17P||No|
Section Planning Status
Recommended Travel Period
Benefits of Hiking and Packrafting
Recommended Travel Direction
Section Length and Travel Duration
Resupply Towns at Start, Finish and off Route
Resupply en Route
Access to Route
Permits, Entry Fees, Right-of-Way Issues
Regular Hiking Route
Elevation Profile of Regular Hiking Route
Comments to Regular Hiking Route
Summarising route description to be issued.
Route description by Kara Davis after Season 2017/18:
Follow the main road, 199-CH, south out of Curarrehue until the gravel road turn off, S-981. After several kilometers, the road transitions to single track through a eucalyptus forest. Be careful to not follow one of the several other tracks that wind through the forest. The trail exits onto a gravel road, S-947, that follows Estero Huilico. Turn off onto a 4WD track, but be aware there are several other 4WD track spurs. The trail narrows into an obvious single track as you enter Parque Nacional Villarrica. Be prepared for the possibility of snow during this section at higher elevations. At treeline the trail ends and the cross-country traverse begins.
This cross-country traverse follows the volcanic landscape at the base of Volcán Quetrupillán. During high snow years, Laguna Blanca may be frozen and snow covered. Be aware that snowpack may make parts of the GPS route difficult, and keep safety in mind when choosing a route. Instead of following the recommended route which ascends through a chute, snowpack forced us to climb up to a pass further to the left and then rejoin the route. Depending on the time of year, Laguna Azul may also be frozen, but water is available at the stream crossing at the southern end. After beginning the descent into the forest, try and find a well maintained trail. The trail joins a dirt road, T-447, which continues until the paved highway, 201-CH, to Carringue.
Carriringue is a tiny town with a small market which offers snacks but is difficult to resupply out of. There are also several signs advertising Cabañas.
Regular Packrafting Route
Elevation Profile of Regular Packrafting Route
Comments to Regular Packrafting Route
The regular packrafting routes does not deviate significant from the regular hiking route. For route the description see the Comments to Regular Hiking Route. Only on the last few kilometers the regular packrafting routes deviates from the hiking option to approach the river where GPT17P starts.
Investigation and Exploration Tasks
Related Routes on Wikiexplora
Section Feedback's, Personal Travel Tales and Links to Blogs and Online Publications
All hikers are welcome to add their personal travel story or to place a link to their personal travel blog in this chapter.
All hikers are welcome to add themselves to the section Logbook. To add a line in the table:
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2. Click on the [Edit] button after "Logbook" and scroll down to the end of the window
3. Replace the "|}" at the very end of the table by the following 7 lines and enter your information
| Enter your name or alias
| Enter your start date
| Enter duration in days
| Enter hiking direction
| Comment the chosen route and options
|Name or Alias||Start Date||Duration||Direction||Comments|
|Enter your name or alias||Enter your start date||Enter duration in days||Enter hiking direction||Comment the chosen route and options|