Corrugated City

Monday, 11 May 2009

Cerro La Campana VI

I hiked up Cerro La Campana again yesterday. I hurt today.

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8 comments:

lydia said...

regarding that last (amazing) picture: proof that "cerro" should not be translated to english as "hill"

Matt said...

It's a complete misnomer. Cerro La Campana is, at almost 2000m, higher than many Alpine ski resorts...

Mamacita Chilena said...

Did you actually get that close to the foxy thing or did you have a long zoom?!?

Matt said...

Yep, foxycito was sitting about 3 or 4 metres away, probably waiting for everyone to leave to see what kind of snacks people had dropped...I've seen him up there a couple of times before.

Eileen said...

Quick question: do you hike up from El Granizo or do you start at La Mina? Just curious. Also, it might be a zorro culpeo, which since it's essentially begging, is not too far off! It should feel guilty! As should the hikers that feed it, I suppose.

Nice to see the pictures etc!

Matt said...

Start from Granizo. Starting at La Mina is cheating. It takes between 2 and a quarter and 4 and a half hours to get up from Granizo depending on who you're hiking with.

And yes, wildlife should be left to be wild.

cora k said...

hey- how do you get from valpo to cerro la campana? Is there a bus- a car isnt an option...

Matt said...

Take the metro to Limache and then a bus to Olmue (one that takes you to La Campana- ask the driver and hope he's not one of those wankers who deliberately sends you in the wrong direction, there are lot of them about). There's a bus that (apparently) leaves you at the bottom of the access road to the park HQ, so you'll be walking about 15 minutes before you even start the hike :) I know people who have done it this way, it just involves a really early start. You have to be at park HQ before 10am to get up and down in time.