Bariloche, Argentina Report: Dumping Empanadas, Buses Tokyo Drifting, Spooky Tree Snowboarding, & Blasting Alpine Wind

Report from August 30, 2023

Awakened late right this moment and regarded out the window.

Dumping empanadas on the market…

Normally, I do know I have to stand up and get transferring early as a result of I hear the rain on the roof all night time.

Usually, it rains on the town and snows on the mountain.

Not final night time.

It snowed on the town all night time piling as much as round 3″ on the town which is loads for right here.

It made the roads into pure madness.

Each loopy with a tiny automotive with no 4-wheel drive and bald tires was on the market making an attempt to get it performed.

All of them obtained caught in the course of the street and even the buses had been too lazy to place chains on and had been clogging up roads and spinning out everywhere.

It was full-on Mad Max on the market…

Fast story then again to the snowboarding:

At one level, we had been following a bus 🚌 with a cop 🚔 proper behind us. The bus swerved to go round 2 of the myriad caught vehicles on somewhat hill in the course of the street this morning then obtained caught within the left ditch on the opposite aspect of the street, then kinda obtained out the ditch, then began sliding backwards into our automotive! I didn’t know what was greatest so I made a decision to be aggressive and I punched it across the bus to the proper because it was spinning and sliding backwards. I swerved between the backwards sliding bus and vehicles caught in the course of the street and took the hill! I believed for positive the cop behind me was gonna pull me over for my wild driving however after I regarded again he had tried to comply with me and gotten caught within the ditch on the proper aspect of the street! We rally drove Mad Max type all the best way to the mountain and skied powder all day 😏. There will need to have been 40 vehicles spun out and caught on our drive in. I like this nation as a result of each day is an journey and you can not keep in your default mode.

Creek. picture: snowbrains

As soon as we lastly obtained onto the mountain (Cerro Catedral) I went straight for my favourite tree stash understanding there’d be simply sufficient snow to make it epic.

The one concern was that the snow was too dry!

In all my 13 seasons right here I don’t assume I’ve ever had a day the place there was 8-12″ of recent snow and I used to be hitting backside.

Punta Nevada. picture: snowbrains

However hit backside I did.

Up larger within the timber, it was manageable and nonetheless enjoyable.

Down low, it was a spooky…

Creek. picture: snowbrains

I spent about an hour simply bushwhacking, avoiding blowing my knee, and strolling alongside flat terrain simply to get out of those timber.

Price it?


Amancay. picture: snowbrains

From there I went again as much as the highest of the mountains and did a pair laps and randomly obtained a little bit of solar.

The wind was intense up there rattling close to knocking us over at instances.

Some really Patagonian climate!

Morning. picture: snowbrains

I skipped breakfast on account of waking up late and pulled off a 20-hour quick right this moment and I feel that contributed to me feeling pissed off at instances.

I normally am strictly stoked and blissful on powder days.

The drive to the mountain pissed off me, the ridiculously altering climate pissed off me, and being pissed off pissed off me!

Element. picture: snowbrains

As soon as the sunshine went again to flat I headed dwelling on clear, melted-out roads and felt groovy AF.

All that frustration melted off me and I noticed it was principally possible simply because I hadn’t eaten.

One wonderful bizarre, intense, irritating, enjoyable day 🙂

Thanks, Patagonia!

picture: catedral, 8/30/23
picture:, 8/30/23
Bamboo. picture: snowbrains
Creek. picture: snowbrains

Sextuple. picture: snowbrains
Apres tea. picture: snowbrains

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