We went with a friend to the quaint town of Baños Morales, at the east end of Cajon del Maipo, 92km southeast of Santiago. The town itself is a picturesque village of colourful houses amidst tall trees, barns, a winding river, a windmill, a waterwheel; basically everything prerequisite in a cute little village without being kitsch!
From here we entered a National Park and followed an 8km trail which took us to a small lake and glacier at the end. We had a picnic at the lake and walked up quite close to the bottom of the glacier, Glaciar El Morado.
|The trail we followed|
|The laguna with the glacial backdrop - a perfect place for a picnic|
|A glimpse of the bright blue glacial ice running through the snow-covered rocks|
It was great to see yet another new part of Chile and, of course, to see a little glacier!
|Us in front of the glacier|