We went on an amusing hike to Mount de la Virgen. On its summit, we caught a panoramic sight of the entire area. We found the strong silhouette of Mount Champaquí on the horizon.
The morning rain convinced me that I could laze about for a little longer than what I had planned. The warm sheets of the Howard Johnson Hotel were too soft to be abandoned so soon. After indulging myself as much as possible, I resolved that it would be best to get up and see what I could do on such a cloudy day.
A delicious hot shower finally woke me up. I had breakfast and walked out of the hotel. The rain had stopped and some sunbeams would timidly peep out from behind the clouds. It was Sunday. While I strolled about its streets, I watched the village waking up.
A panoramic sight of the entire area
An image of the Virgencita del Valle
An attractive sight of Villa General Belgrano
Snowed silhouette of Mount Champaquí
As the clouds were no longer threatening and, what is more, they were slowly disappearing, I resolved to set out to the top. Walking is a complete exercise in which all the muscles of the body are used and it is good for the heart. Besides, it is one of the activities I like best, especially when the end of the hike promises a panoramic sight.
Immediately after crossing the gate, I turned right until I got to the slope.
I began to hike along the trail. At the beginning, it was quite steep but there are a couple of areas where to catch one's breath.
As I advanced, the sight became bigger and bigger, stealing all my attention. The sun became the owner of the sky and, as if by magic, slided the lead-colored clouds to one side.
The trail was made up by rocks mostly from the Pre-Cambrian period, based on quartz, feldspathoid and mica.
After a few seconds, while a soft breeze was daring to play with the romerillo shrubs while generating a fresh smell of wild plants, I resolved to abandon the visual and go back once again, as always, to the small great city.
Marcelo Sola Marcelo Sola
Fully-equipped Camping Sites
Villa General Belgrano