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When the Cloud Lifted – Pic du Jour

This is what you’ll find at the terminus of the Enchanted Forest Trail in Queulat National Park in Chilean Patagonia: a pristine ice-fed lagoon that is the source of the Cascada River, an area of such sublime beauty that it continues to inspire recurring dreams. And I didn’t even know it was there until the cloud that shrouded it lifted about a half hour earlier.

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge asked for something grand, a scene’s ‘wow factor’. When this scene emerged from behind a veil of fog, ‘wow’ was the only word that I managed. Then just silence.

The park is on the Carretera Austral, a highway that traverses Chile’s southern Patagonian reaches, near Puyuhuapi. A more detailed post on the aptly named trail coming soon.

Snapped on 25-Feb-2013
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  1. December 6, 2013 at 7:29 pm — Reply

    fabulous :)

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  8. December 7, 2013 at 1:23 am — Reply
  9. December 7, 2013 at 3:04 am — Reply

    Wow, that’s beautiful!

    janet

  10. December 7, 2013 at 6:38 pm — Reply

    Just beautiful!

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  12. December 8, 2013 at 11:46 pm — Reply

    Wow is right. I look forward to reading about the trail.

    pingback: http://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/weekly-photo-challenge-grand/

    • December 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm — Reply

      Yes indeed – It really was a fabulous spot.

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