Cerro Catedral and figuring out public transportation

Spent yesterday on a long and rather wonderful hike around the back of the biggest ski mountain here in Bariloche. The little town at the base was a bit sad and empty this time of year but you can hike from there to a shelter, the Refugio Frey, and very quickly escape the off season doldrums of the base town. Apparently you can also take a gondola to the top but I decided this would be more fun.

The pictures are a bit nat geo- boring but believe me when I say it was lovely. From about half way. Up you have a spectacular view of the Lago Gutierrez.