Monday, February 13, 2006

Ruta 40 in Patagonia

the famous patagonian stretch of dirt road hugging the andes. ruta 40:
vast expanses of sagebrush plains
dramatic jutting peaks
hovering clouds you could almost touch
bright red auburn sunsets
bright blue crystal clear lakes
crashing, deafening, glaciers
burning hot ozone deteriorating sun
cold, starry starry nights
long summer days, cold harsh winters
wind blown, dusty, sleepy, little towns
dirt roads, 1960 ford pickup trucks
last frontier of butch cassidy and the sundance kid
bone jarring, crater-holed route 40
warm, welcoming faces
horse riding gauchos
la trochita - the old patagonian express
soaring condors
emptiness, nothingness, and introspection
everything and nothing at the same time


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