Patagonia National Park: January / February Newsletter

Straight from Chile’s Chacabuco Valley: photo highlights from January and February at the future Patagonia National Park.

It’s been an exciting and productive time, and we’re pleased to share some updates with you.  Click the captions to read the full stories behind each image on our new blog. As always, we’re grateful to the staff members, supporters, volunteers, and friends helping to bring this park into existence.  If you’d like to support our work, please visit or click here.

At the end of January, over 100 hikers joined us for the 6th Annual Ruta de Huemul, a two-day hike from the central park headquarters to Cochrane.

A different face of the future park: glaciers and high peaks. A couple of us did a bit of exploring the area north of the Chacabuco River.

A young huemul, spied while tracking these endangered deer with park guard Daniel Velasquez.

This season saw the establishment of the Lagunas Altas trail, a ~16 km loop around alpine lakes.
A month ago, we broke ground on the first campground, in a great spot a few kilometers from the main park headquarters.
Our stone quarry in the Chacabuco Valley provides local building materials for park infrastructure.
The Berkley Footbridge nears completion, and already allows hikers to explore the north side of the Chacabuco Valley.
School groups from Cochrane are visiting the park for nature hikes and introductions to conservation.

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