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  • Today we're going to be taking you on two easy day hikes in the town of Esquel.

  • Because when you're not riding the old Patagonian Express encountering 2700

  • year old trees in Los Alerces National Park, or stuffing your face with pizza

  • and pasta and the town's many restaurants, there are actually some fun

  • nearby trails to tackle so that's the plan for today's video but first you

  • guys have to meet our cat friend she walked into her apartment on the first

  • day we arrived and pretty much made herself at home this is the sweetest cat

  • ever it's a little girl cat she just decided she was gonna come and hang out

  • with us she's sleeping on my arm you didn't even put it there like this okay

  • we are well on our way so we basically crossed the whole town of Esquel

  • heading north along Fontana uphill continues uphill now we've got

  • this sign it says Laguna La Zeta. Three kilometers. - That's where we're going.

  • we've only just begun work off that massive parrilla we had for luch yeah as an FYI

  • you can take a taxi all the way up and then walk down that's what a lot of

  • people do I think it's not the lazy way I would say a lot of people did I think

  • Audrey was hoping to do no no no no that's what locals told us to do they're

  • like it see take a taxi walk down I'm gonna

  • enjoy walking off the parrilla let's do it

  • lots of people heading up probably for sunset yeah guys the trail does get

  • better yeah we're off of the dirt road we're actually making trail so quiet

  • it's peaceful we're not thinking about vehicles coming or dust blowing in her

  • face oh yeah we're just surrounded by pine trees and pine cones all over the

  • ground this is what we envisioned this is what we hiked but I have to admit

  • even though we did walk off that you know like the dirt the dirt road yeah

  • some amazing views of esquel and we got I mean the higher we got yeah we're spectacular the

  • panoramas became yeah there was just quite a bit of traffic on the road like

  • there's a lot of people driving up with their kayaks yeah it looks like family

  • groups so you get these like clouds of dust everyone's everyone's rushing for

  • sunset you mean sunset we can see the water the lake does exist I was starting

  • to wonder we're here oh there's drinks or ice cream up here Oh Oh we'll be

  • first in line my friends

  • we found a shortcut hmm yeah we're heading back down the

  • mountain into town to esquel we're gonna go to her cottage enjoy a lovely picada

  • yeah well show you all that cats gonna join us yeah

  • hello hello we are back at the place bottle of red wine I pick this one you

  • did and it's fantastic I've been having some sips it's my favorite are you it is

  • a Malbec 2017 of course from Mendoza Argentina oh so

  • good it's velvety smooth velvety smooth I have a good taste

  • you're welcome and we prepared a little picada back on our platter diet yeah

  • back on the platter diet this is awesome wolf and the mosquitos are whoa yeah

  • they've noticed we're here soon banana Parmesan cheese apple green pepper green

  • olives crackers bits of different types of salami green olives

  • that's salted almonds awesome variety we can't wait to show you what we get up to

  • while we're here it's gonna be a lot of fun alright guys we are getting ready to

  • walk up the mountain I really bundled up for this one it's a windy day so I'm

  • wearing Sam's a jacket because I didn't bother

  • packing one I was thinking summer in Argentina yeah we still need to get some

  • more gear like the temperatures are dropping so much in the morning yeah we

  • need to probably get some warmer socks we need to get some winter like in fall

  • hats hats maybe mix so we do need to go shopping maybe we'll even do that today

  • when we go into town yeah there's some really good outdoor outfitter stores so

  • yeah let's see what we can find for now thanks for sharing like I'm looking for

  • something like this just in my size and a woman's cut because this fits funny

  • cuz I don't get it cool idea I find to really I do like to keep my ears warm

  • yeah I'd love to have a warm hat now funny part is that some people are

  • wearing t-shirts and tank tops and I'm just like how are you doing this but

  • yeah we're basically walking out of the city of esquel now we have to go through a

  • neighborhood and then the trail starts leading you up the mountains who are

  • walking on 25 de Mayo that's the name of the street and we've kind of

  • left like the city center and we're on a steep incline at the moment oh well it

  • is a steep way up my friend but we are starting to get some views of esquel

  • just behind

  • well impressive mountains all around oh my gosh yeah so when we were first

  • climbing up it looked like we were gonna be taking sort of a straight path right

  • to the top of the mountain that we're planning to climb but it's not it's kind

  • of veered off to the left and that means we're a little bit further away from the

  • city but we have this insane view of the mountain range over there like that's

  • not something we've seen since we've been in esquel like with this kind of

  • view so it's been incredible and the hike has been really cool it was

  • actually steeper at the beginning you know this part is this flat for a while

  • I've been feeling that we may be like veering and kind of circling around to

  • get to the top but we have no idea since we we didn't really read about this hike to cerro de la cruz

  • we're just winging it and so far it's been great

  • well guys we are back we're back in a little cottage apartment desert was

  • amazing before we talk about anything else we talk about anything else

  • we haven't been filming a lot this afternoon though we came back from the

  • hike we did we took a siesta wait we did not reach the summit of cerro de la cruz no we made it like

  • halfway up the mountain and it was getting so windy and then we kind of got

  • off the trail and then we ran into a French couple and they're like yeah

  • you've still got an hour to go now just getting up would have an extra hour

  • going back and we're like errands to run we're back into town so we did not reach

  • the summit but you get really cool views of esquel halfway up because you kind

  • of have this view point where there's no trees there's a bit of a clearing

  • honestly it's it's an incredible thing even if you don't make it all the way up

  • to the top yeah yeah we did just go about halfway

  • you got some phenomenal views also when I told you that the path wasn't getting

  • is steep that's because we were going the wrong way the wrong way yeah but it

  • was it was a good mistake to make because we got some great views of a

  • mountain range of wouldn't have seen otherwise yeah and then after the hike

  • okay ran errands remember there was a tour we wanted to go out so we asked the

  • taxi drivers and the meece how much money they wanted to take us out to be

  • that bad either it was like 230 US dollars yeah the guy's like he did the

  • math it's gonna be a hundred kilometres times 35 people are good on the way back

  • nine thousand pesos recorded me and was oh you can't you can't negotiate with

  • that kind of an offer so we booked it for we wrote the to her it's gonna be

  • $60 each and the nice thing about doing the tour is that I mean we'll have a

  • guide we'll get more background information and we get lunch we get a

  • in that so it's it's it worked up for the best

  • yes and yeah so that after the we came back it took a little nap we got

  • a little peckish because 8 o'clock is a long time to wait

  • for pizza so we end up going up Kate yeah it's delicious and then after cake

  • we've been shopping because you know we didn't we bought that summer summer

  • clothes it's surprisingly cold in esquel the wind the wind factor is increased so

  • this right here is a new flannel shirt I got this for I think 16 US dollars yes

  • really nicely is warm you got a new jacket let's do

  • show-and-tell you have a shopping bag we do oh my gosh

  • I hope I'm not like showing my I felt like underwear drawing all over the

  • apartment let's move in this direction you first first no you first

  • you have more purchases well this is the most exciting project I mean this is Sam

  • is becoming a Gaucho Gaucho hat look this is Tolosa to Peeta I mean what this

  • from a shop where they specialize in this so let me try it on for you guys

  • they had cotton hats and wool hats wool for the south cotton for the north so

  • apparently in terms of styling it you can kind of wear it any way you can like

  • go like that wear it back where I think it looks kind

  • of silly if I wear it forward but um super comfortable Sam needs to discover

  • his Gaucho style yeah and it just it's it just feels so good like I love

  • collecting hats and I do not have a go-to hot

  • so this is the first gotcha hat that I'm buying hopefully not my last one

  • mmm and what else did you get oh what's up just those two items you also know

  • and we got wool hats with what we got two kinds of wool hats they fit both of

  • us so I mean doesn't really match actually your jacket so oh yeah I've

  • been wearing you wanna pull it out I've been wearing Sam's winter jacket because

  • I didn't pack one it's all right to the tomboy pretty much better yeah you're

  • wearing this over pizza you'll get to see this when we going yeah it's kind of

  • like black gray bit of green it's nice it feels so anyway so that's what we've

  • been up to this afternoon yeah and this was what's the closest to us thoughts

  • yeah I mean it's the cheapest one I could find they had some jackets that

  • were like the equivalent of 500 Canadian dollars and we're like what and look

  • guys just as we're heading out for pizza

  • yeah this is the second meow Z we've met so far oh look the salami familiar they

  • live together owners yeah you you adjust it because yeah I've seen them walking

  • into the supermarket like the only place you absolutely they are those you cats

  • yeah and they're well taken care of like she takes them to the vet and she feeds

  • all the local strays right so we're gonna start shopping at her place a lot

  • to support her there's me looking happy anyways we're gonna start getting

  • ready I also have to apologize for the huge mess that is our apartment right

  • now well this is realistic when we give you guys apartment tours and then we

  • clean up please that's esquel ours you're living here yeah that's just a

  • little that's when we're packing up to leave yeah and this is the real deal

  • okay we're messy

  • you

Today we're going to be taking you on two easy day hikes in the town of Esquel.

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BEST HIKING in Esquel, Patagonia, Argentina: LAGUNA LA ZETA + CERRO DE LA CRUZ

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