We’ve been hiking a lot over the years, but never had we seen a sign announcing the end of the road quite like this. Sure it was late spring in Bariloche, Argentina, but did we expect to see so much snow? Not on your life. Planning our hike from the hiking club’s information center we were surprised when they told us some of the refugios (refuges) were closed. It was November, just weeks before summer began- and they were closed for SNOW. So we planned a day hike. Needless to say after several hours of climbing uphill it started to snow. Maybe a mile further up we came to piles of snow and pretty soon there was significant accumulation.
This was the end of our road. We hiked a bit further, but soon it was clear that without snow shoes we were never going to make it to the top of the mountain. And so we did what anyone would do in those circumstances…we played in the snow. Snowballs, snowmen, the whole nine yards.
So since it’s nearing summer here in North America, we dedicate this photo to Summer. Hope you find your fin del camino this summer!
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We loved Argentina and still consider Bariloche to be one of the best places on our whole trip. If we could give an award for “place most likely we would want to live” it would be Bariloche. From delicious chocolate to beautiful mountains, a big lake and great seasons, we loved everything about Bariloche. If you’re heading to Argentina or just want some food for thought, check out our Independent Travelers Guide to Argentina and keep an eye on those late holidays deals on discount travel sites!