GPT73P - Lago Yelcho

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Summary (editar)
Activity Trekking
Location Argentina, Chile,
Duration días
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Signage Inexistente
Infraestructure Inexistente
Topology Cruce
Skills No requiere
Original creator Jan Dudeck
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Overview of GPT73P: Lago Yelcho

Recent Alerts and Suggestions

  • GPT 73P Lago Yelcho/ Packrafting/ Southbound/ 2023 Nov-04 / 2 days/ Jordan Jennings

I got very lucky with weather - two glassy, calm days accompanied by rain. 2nd night I stayed at (Camp?73p [14.6+0.6/67]) which leaves 18.5km (for the most direct route with a lot of exposure), or perhaps 20km (if following lake edge) to finish. The “camp” is two cabañas on a small island - no one was there while I was, but perhaps they are occupied more frequently during summer. One of the cabins has an awning which I used as shelter from the rain.

Hitchhiked from the finish back to Puerto Cardenas for the beginning of Rio Yelcho - first car picked me up.

Absolutely loved my time

  • GPT 73P Lago Yelcho/ Packrafting Route / SoBo/ 2022 Jan-16 / 2,5 days / Tobias Schorcht

While crossing Lago Yelcho I had to think about Jan's words, who characterized the lake as a "Beast", many times! The direction of the wind changed withhin seconds and forecasts were wrong many times. Got stuck on the peninsula right in the middle of the Lake (emergency Camp) for 1 day. For 1 small freestanding tent the camp is fine, if you have a bigger tent, the night will be uncomfortable. The 2 other camps are just amaizing!! I also recomment to visit the 30m waterfall (not on the route) -43,26788, -72,28440.

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Summary Table

GPT73P: Lago Yelcho
GPT73P: Lago Yelcho Hiking Packrafting
Group M: Sector Yelcho Total - - 47.1 km 13 h
Region Chile: Los Lagos (X) Trails (TL) - - - -
Start Puerto Cárdenas Minor Roads (MR) - - - -
Finish Santa Lucía Primary Roads (PR) - - 12.4 km 26.3%
Status Published & Verified Cross-Country (CC) - - - -
Traversable Sep - May Bush-Bashing (BB) - - - -
Packraft Required Ferry (FY) - - - -
Connects to GPT71, GPT72, GPT74P, GPT75P Investigation (I) - - - -
Options 42 km (1 Options & Variants) Exploration (EXP) - - - -
Hiking Packrafting Total on Water 34.7 km 73.7%
Attraction - 4 (of 5) River (RI) - -
Difficulty - 5 (of 5) Lake (LK) 34.7 km 73.7%
Direction None Both ↓↑ Fjord (FJ) - -
Comment Hiking: Hiking not feasible
Character Packrafting: ↓ Preferable due to predominant wind direction
Challenges Valdivian Rain Forest, Farmland, Lake Packrafting, Road Walking

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Profile of GPT73P: Lago Yelcho

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