Parque Pumalin

The landscape here looks prehistoric.

We made camp at a site on Lago Blanco, where a few sites were under water. Of course, it was still raining, but we had a little shelter right on the shore of the lake.  Since this park is privately funded (by that Esprit and North Face clothing guy), the amenities are really nice. The public toilets look like they belong in a Pottery Barn catalog.

The next day, the rain let up for a few hours and I could get to work on that oil leak. Thanks to our good buddy Mike in Alameda, who sent us some spring-loaded pushrod tubes, Red Beard is leak-free once again (oil, anyway). Removing the bad tubes was effortless (and a little cathartic). Installing the new ones wasn’t nearly as idiot-proof as I had expected – but they eventually went in. As luck would have it, a cursory inspection revealed that my Kadron carbs continue to disintegrate, but I was able to continue patching things with baling wire. Valentine’s Day has passed, so Angela may have to wait until her birthday for those new carburetors.

There are some good hiking trails around here, so we took off and explored. Nice park.

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.

-Bob Marley

 

6 thoughts on “Parque Pumalin

  • February 25, 2012 at 9:14 AM
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    I wish we were there with you, hiking those trails, camping on Lago Blanco, listening to the frog serenade. What an amazing place. Cheers!

  • February 25, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    Awesome fern picture, is it coming from a fern tree or a bush coming off a cliff? Never seen any fern leaf that big.

    Also nice new push rod tubes too, looks a lot like a better in design than the stock ones.

    Poor Jason, I’ve lost count on how many times the engine has been pulled, but you gotta love them old campers.

  • February 25, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    well, it’s kinda both. large tree ferns climbing up a steep slope. And, there were plenty of amazing photos we DIDN’T take…

  • February 27, 2012 at 5:20 AM
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    i see that still you haven’t burned your “workwear”

  • February 29, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    a cursory inspection revealed that my Kadron carbs continue to disintegrate, but I was able to continue patching things with baling wire. Valentine’s Day

    If you remember I told you those carbs were good for about 3 years 🙂

  • February 29, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    Mark- what should Angela’s birthday present be? Webers?

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