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Old 02-04-2013, 05:43 PM   #235
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Location: Seattle, WA
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note: I was recommended to post here by Manolinto; so I am even though I have a thread about this topic; maybe it fits better within this thread.

Hi folks:

I'm in Osorno now and about ready to head south. Looks like I've got three options to get to Chaiten (Chile):

1) Book a ferry directly from Puerto Montt
2) Ride through Chioloe to Quellon and then find a ferry to Chalten from there.
3) Ride overland which includes:

1.a 30 min crossing 28 miles south of the start of the HWY in Puerto Montt
2.a 5 hour crossing from Homopiren 68 miles to Caleta Gonzalo. It runs just during Jan and Feb
3.a 50 min crossing from Puerto Yungay to Rio Bravo conecting to the final 62 miles of the route

Any suggestions on which is more awesome and scenic?
Also, can you tell me where I can find a place to mount a tire in Puerto Montt?
Finally, any detail on the road conditions or where I can find ferry schedules for these routes?

I'm David, a 28 year old Eagle Scout headed from Seattle => Tierra Del Fuego
Riding Rosie, a 2005 red DL-650 I bought for $3400 with 30K "warmup" miles
Leaving: August 25th 2011; Returning -----> ???
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