|Right foot in Chile, left foot in Argentina. Our zone extends all the way to the Argentina. This is called Paso Pehuenche. It is only 175 kilometers from Talca.|
|The elevation is 8375 feet (2553) meters. That is not very high since many peaks in the Andes are over 20,000 feet.|
|The road is 98% paved from Talca to the Argentine border. Unfortunately some of the guard rails have failed.|
|The road is only open in the summer. On Christmas day (the equivalent of June 25) they had a meter of snow - over 3 feet.|
|Laguna del Maule is just a few miles from the border. The Maule River comes from this and goes all the way to Constitución on the coast. I baptized several people in that river 43 years ago while serving in Constitución.|
|Horses grazing by Laguna del Maule.|
|The drive up to the pass was spectacular. The Maule River is below.|
|This may be used to get things down the hill to the homes below.|
|Ruta 115 (route 115) follows the Maule River.|
Argentina Trip Laguna del Maule 1 from Douglas W Pulsipher on Vimeo.
Argentina Trip Rio Maule from Douglas W Pulsipher on Vimeo.