|There was a pond here.|
However, it was actually the eruption of the volcano Puyehue in October that caused this. Places along the route between Osorno, Chile and Bariloche, Argentina had around 6" of ash piled up. Along the sides of the road were piles where they used snowplows to move it off the road. Worse than the ash smothering all the undergrowth was that this is an evergreen forest, primarily of Nothofagus dombeyi.
|In places, it was fine ash, and in places it was little pieces of pumice (~1cm) like this.|
|La estanca el desafio, the golondrinas site with the best echo (it was awesome)!|