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The Magnificent Futaleufu!

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Pillow rapid-one of the most fun out there!
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Rebecca Parker
The Futaleufu Valley is difficult to leave. There are only a few buses leaving every week, and thanks to poor planning on my part, I had missed them. Luckily, the folks at Bio Bio are amazing and …
Good hit!
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Rebecca Parker
The pitter-patter of the rain still hadn't ceased. I opened my tent door to realize that the weather hadn't changed and today we would have to find alternative activities to the typical river …
Everybody getting their groove on during the first day
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Rebecca Parker
The morning was full of lots of hugs, exchanges of phone numbers and goodbyes. The gang was heading back to Bariloche and then off to return to real life. I had some free time on my hands, so I …
Piero, the dynamic Peruvian
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Rebecca Parker
Today, once again, Jorge infomed us would be the best day of our lives. It would be awfully hard to top yesterday, but so far Jorge hadn't steered me wrong. Bio Bio had decided to save the best day …
Alex on safety cat
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Rebecca Parker
Today would be, as Jorge called it, "The best day of our life." We would be conquering Inferno Canyon-a beautiful, deep Class V canyon with two portages. We had an atypically early …
Jorge, our safety boater
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Rebecca Parker
Annie and I finagled our way into a full day of kayaking with Piero. After a great deal of batting our eyelashes and significantly more begging, Piero agreed to spend the entire day with Annie and …
First day of our journey
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Rebecca Parker
My first experience with a ducky was a 20 mile float trip with an old friend on the Yellowstone River. I've come a long way since then. That calm, wide river was more than forgiving on my giant …
The Fu
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Rebecca Parker
Today would be a continuation of the day before. We would begin with the bridge to bridge section and then we would add two more rapids-Mas o Menos and Casa de Piedra, both class V rapids. Our crew …
Home in Chile
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Rebecca Parker
Phil didn't lie. A knock on the door at 8:15 A.M. informed us that it was time for morning yoga. A crisp, summer breeze hit my face as I stepped out of our tent. Yoga was perfect. It got my blood …
The Bio-Bio greenhouse
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Rebecca Parker
An early morning was necessary to get us to base camp by dinner. We all awoke looking a bit groggy from the night before and loaded into the van that would be our home for the next few hours. A …
Morning yoga-not a bad view, huh?
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Rebecca Parker
Today I head west. I generally like to head west. I board my flight in the Buenos Aires's domestic airport for a two hour flight to Bariloche-located in the Lake District of Argentina. I had heard …
The kitchen-where all of the magic happens
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Rebecca Parker
Although I consider myself more of a country mouse than a city girl, everyone that heard I was going to Argentina claimed that I would absolutely fall in love with Buenos Aires. After my arrival, I …
Our home, sweet home
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Rebecca Parker
I don't do mornings very well. I never have. Unfortunately, the Missoula Airport is, yet again, forcing me to wake up hours before the sun even thinks about shining in order to start on my day-long …

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