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Settling In

October 29, 2009

Well, I’ve gotten settled into my bunkhouse here on the Estancia Chacabuco, where I’m living along with another volunteer (more to come) and a PhD student who’s researching the pumas on the park (more on that later). I’ve done some work moving plants to restore an area where they ran some wires underground and helped with some gardening that they’re doing to grow plants that will be used in other restoration projects. Yesterday, I drove with some park supervisors and another volunteer to meet with a NOLS group who will be helping take down a cabin and some fence on the park – they all wanted to know who was in the World Series, as they haven’t had contact with the outside world for a few weeks. The landscape is spectacular – these are a few photos, far from representative of all the different beautiful views:



The first morning.

The first morning.


River's are of little consequence, at least for a moment.

So, simpy simply (oops, heehee), all’s well!

Late-breaking: A visitor in the evening.


Zorro, zoomed.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sara permalink
    October 29, 2009 3:30 pm

    Wow, Somerset. I didn’t know you were going to do this. This is great. Thanks for sharing. It looks beautiul there. Keep the photos and stories coming.

  2. Meg permalink
    October 29, 2009 3:37 pm

    sooo beautiful! good luck Somerset! I look forward to reading about your adventures. Take care

  3. Kate permalink
    October 30, 2009 8:51 am

    this is freakin’ awesome!! keep adding pics… i love / hate looking at your amazing life while i am at work all day!!!!!

  4. Jay permalink
    November 2, 2009 5:48 pm

    Those rivers are teaming with trout, although your dad doesn’t know. Tear down any fences yet? The area is so green; different from when we were there in the fall. The glaciers in the distance are such an awesome,constant presence. Say hello to Christian and of course the Tompkins for us, the quatro amigos. Enjoy your stay in one of the truly magnificent spots in the world. Have you checked out the Pumpkin roll on YouTube?

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