DAY 5 – 1/17/12 CHILLAN --> PUYEHUE VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK
Google maps doesn’t recognize Hwy 5 for some reason, so our actual route was much straighter.
618 km / 97.3 kph ave / 130 kph max / 44,48 mpg
9:30 hrs tot / 6:20 hrs mov
Today we slept in, had a nice breakfast, and packed up for the road at around 1000.
Meeting some travelling Brazillians on Hwy 5.
The road south was more of the same super highway until we reached our turnoff, Hwy 215 at Osorno. Hwy 215 was a nice 2 lane road with thinning traffic the further east we went. The last hour we were pretty much the only ones on the road and got to enjoy nice smooth sweepers and no traffic. Awesome!
Just before we entered Puyehue N.P. we stopped at a roadside stand for some cheese and fruit for dinner later.
Peanut butter, jelly, and cheese sandwiches! Delicious!
We found camping at the N.P. for $6 USD per person. Everything in the park was covered in a layer of ash from the eruption in June 2011.
Once we were set up dad made Bill a homemade vinyl rear fender to keep his mufflers clean.
The end of a great day comes with a campfire!