Monthly Archives: May 2013

West Tower

Small and large, Vegas open as the Vega de Enol, or hidden as the Vega de Aliseda between Verdilluenga and the Conjurtao, whose output these two guardians gordinflones and sleepy Watch: the Gustuteru and the Rasa. The vega de Ario perhaps summarizes all the meaning of these green laps of the peaks. Surrounded by smaller summits, tailored for your beauty to frame it, wrap it, wrap it lovingly without minimizing it, it constitutes a unit in itself same. But to be perfect Ario needed a lookout over the Massif central and nature, aware of this, opened a balcony over the nest of summits to contemplate the more fantastic spectacle that was never given to contemplate a human being: the West Tower closed wall and its immediate cresting. There are also fonts, rare treasures hidden in the bottom of the cuenyes, the lowercase entranada jacket in sea of limestone.

The source in the cordillera sings; before you see it, sense it, hear her voice whispering in the undergrowth. In the peaks there are many fonts quiet times; the wind and the Earth turned off his words. You have to look for them, pluck it out from their hiding places where distilled its purity. Anyone who has not been mountain knows really what is the thirst, a desire to purify travelogue, a desire to soak the heart. Eating is a physical act; drink metaphysical.

Hunger grips; thirst burns. Eat meet, drink purifies. Water is the origin of life. All the sources of the peaks have its magic and mystery. They are the channels, gigantic folds in the limestone robes of the massifs, where up and down hidden and endless trails. The channel has its own personality that subjugates us and us snarl. Once turned on his claw we have to submit ourselves to your domain and patiently accepting it uphill or downhill, denied of perspectives, attentive to the footprints, forgotten ourselves, the muscles under tension, the relaxed soul.

Braille Reserve

In this strong point of tourism in Mendoza, known only by a few, it is possible to cross with tunduques (a type of also known as tuco-tuco rodent), foxes and cuises, and birds such as the delicate Hummingbird or imposing hawks and eagles. Among the plant species abound the cactus, graminous, jarrillas and you chanares brea, Patagonian species this last of intricate branches, one of the few trees that survive the arid climate of mountain. Long Divisadero natural reserve is located in the foothills of the Cordillera de los Andes, at only 8 km from Mendoza Capital. It covers a protected natural area, which was declared interest in 1983, which gets its name from the Hill Divisadero, natural elevation that allowed natives to spot herds of guanacos and other animals to give them hunting. The reserve comprises 492 hectares of Triassic and tertiary geological strata entirely bare.

An amazing landscape where emerge mountaintops sedimentary rocks that have been formed over more than 200 millions of years. There are abundant animal and plant species both plain and mountain. The long Divisadero reserve is visited each year by about 4000 students. All those visitors who know their existence, for its part, choose it to practice trekking, bike rides and other activities and mountain sports there. Due to its location, between the tourist departments of Las Heras and Capital, it is quick and easy access to those staying in any of the numerous and comfortable hotels in Mendoza capital as well as Las Heras.

Lately, the reserve facilities were remodelled by the high standards of tourism in Mendoza. Included, among other comfort details, signage in Braille system for the convenience of blind tourists. A team of Rangers permanently cares place, caring for a time by the safety of visitors and the protection and conservation of the invaluable natural and ecological heritage. The marbled landscapes of long Divisadero reserve, with its sculpted stripes patiently by mother nature for millions of years they summon to imagine what would our ancestors to contemplate the place from the same site that we do today. And to feel so deeply part of the cycle of life and the eternal fate of nature. The incredible scenery from Mendoza make the task easy.