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Massive boulder at Casa de Piedra Carvajal: Casa de Piedra Carvajal: mountaineer's best

On season, mountaineers and hikers set their base camp here, as it is sheltered as described below, and at a convenient distance from the climbing/mountaineering spots and sights around the place (nothing is more than 3 kilometres away).
The ground around the boulder is flat, and so are the rock surfaces too, there's fresh water from the lagoon (which can be frozen from April to September) and, in an emergency, the shackle and the pit kitchen provide shelter.

Unlike downstream, water from Yerba Loca stream can be drinked safely here, as the mineral pollution that contaminates the water, comes from the waterfall (the frozen one, see photo), some meters below Casa de Piedra

The place is sheltered from high winds by a massive boulder, plus a series of smaller stone shelters, a tin shackle and a semi-underground "kitchen".
The views are amazing, and when there's more people camping there, talking is great.
In any season, nighttime temperatures reach well below zero (in winter, all day round is freezing), so go prepared.

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  • Related to: Mountain Climbing, Hiking and Walking, National/State Park
  • Written April 19, 2004
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Base camp at Casa de Piedra in November 2001

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