|Refugio Garganta del Diablo, Devil's Throat Refuge|
|Refugio Garganta del Diablo|
|Refugio Garganta del Diablo Loft|
Except for a rat, I was alone at the refugio listening to the windstorm bang the tin roof in an uneven, unrelenting cadence. I left the shelter feeling very thankful for having a break from the wind, and backtracked about an hour to find what was left of my uptrack. Established around 1937, Refugio Garganta del Diablo is maintained on Volcan Nevados de Chillan by Grupo de Refugio del Amigos. Finding my way back to my uptrack only required about an hour of backtracking.
Nevados de Chillan has substantial housing around the end of the road, Termas de Chillan and even more at Las Trancas, 15 minutes (in good weather) down the road. Probably all of the accommodations are slightly more comfortable than the Devil's Throat Refugio.
|Gran Hotel Termas de Chillan|
|Enjoying Fresh Austral Snow in August|
|Nevados de Chillan Sidecoutnry|
|Traversing back in bounds|