Update: Wildfire largely controlled at Patagonia Park

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Looking west across the affected area of the future Patagonia National Park this morningLooking west across the affected area of the future Patagonia National Park this morning

 
Monday, March 31—After five days of round-the-clock fighting, wildfires in Valle Chacabuco are under control but continue to burn in several forested pockets.  All fast-spreading grassland fires have been contained, including the flames that threatened the park headquarters on Friday night. We are grateful to report that thus far, no one has been injured and no buildings affected in the fire (although many a truck and tractor have taken a beating!)
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Wildfire at Patagonia Park

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Over 5,000 acres burn in still-raging wildfireOver 5,000 acres burn in still-raging wildfire
 
 
Friday, March 28, 6pm–Quickly, as it’s all-hands-on-deck here in Valle Chacabuco.  Everyone–landscapers, trail builders, mechanics, lawyers, architects, cooks, pilots, along with help from the Chilean Forest Service and army—is pitching in fighting the worse wildfire in memory, with over 5,000 acres burned in the past 48 hours. All of us here feel deeply grateful and proud of how this team has mobilized to protect the park.  Everyone is going far beyond the call of duty and banding together to keep morale high.
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Interview: Shannon Stowell

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Editors Note: The following is from Issue 5.

By Jimmy Langman




Adventure travel has many forms, but at its core it is typically defined as combining some sort of physical activity with a connection to nature and the environment or cultural immersion. Today, the fastest growing segment in global tourism, this is a travel niche that offers especially great promise for a region with the natural and cultural characteristics found in Patagonia. A recent study shows adventure travel is worldwide a $US 263 billion industry with an incredible 65 percent annual growth rate since 2009. At the center of this booming industry is the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), a global association of more than 900 adventure tourism companies and organizations based out of Seattle, Washington, that serves as a forum for sharing best practices, creating marketing opportunities, and providing education and research.
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Fly Fishing: Patagonia's small rivers

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Editors Note: The following is from Issue 5.
 
By Rodrigo Sandoval
 
 
The Futaleufú, Baker, Petrohué, Serrano, Limay, Grande, these are rivers that stick in the memory of any fly fisherman that has ever enjoyed, or dreamt of, visiting Patagonia. Many of these rivers have also won prestige for being among the most sought-after rivers for fly fishing anywhere in the world. And it is precisely nearby many of these imposing rivers where other small and medium tributaries hide some of the very best fishing secrets in Patagonia.
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Traveling Los Lagos

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Editors Note: The following is from our special Los Lagos tourism section in Issue 5.
 
By Wayne Bernhardson
 
 
In 1979, the first time I visited the Los Lagos region, I crossed the cordillera from Argentina to find landscapes that looked like the Pacific Northwest, where I grew up. Over the ensuing decades working on travel guidebooks about Chile and Patagonia, I’ve explored almost every corner of the region, also known to English speakers as Chile’s Lake District. My trips have constantly reaffirmed for me that the densely forested slopes, snowy volcanic cones and azure lakes in Los Lagos are almost a mirror image of Washington State, Oregon and British Columbia.
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