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To Futaleufu

The following maps are my new route to Futaleufu. Because of the landslide in Villa Santa Lucia, the road is blocked to the south of the small pueblo; also, it is very questionable if the road from Chaiten to Futa is open. I bought a bus ticket from Puerto Varas to Esquel. The trip takes a lot less time, about 8 hours, and is very scenic. I will spend a couple of days in Esquel before crossing the border and getting to Futa. Here are maps of the trip and where the interruption is.

The landslide was a disaster for town. About fifteen people died and about the same are missing, the town was wiped out.

Villa Santa Lucia
The landslide through the town and across the Carretera Austral.

By Peter Geoghan

Adventurer with doubts who self-guides his own fly fishing trips to Chile and Argentina. I am from New York City but last lived in the lovely Catskills, the land of bright trout, many reservoirs, rivers, streams, and creeks. Please email me at psg35@cornell.edu

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