Student Experiences- Study Abroad

Patagonia National Parks– Comparative Analysis of Wilderness Policy

Written by Jordan Rasure

“…the reward of this venture, if there was one, would reside in the doing of the thing itself.” – Kevin Fedarko

Starting in Coyhaique, we traveled south in a clockwise loop – first to the snow-tipped mountains of  Cerro Castillo, to lake-guarded Chile Chico, then to guanaco-inhabited Jeinemeni and Chacabuco, to the marble caves of Río Tranquilo, and back again. Thirteen people carrying everything we needed for two weeks in roughly seventy liter packs had come together to experience everything that Chilean Patagonia could offer in such a short time. Our individual motives for spending New Year’s south of the equator varied, but rooted at the core of each reason was a profound desire to immerse ourselves in wilderness.

To read more about Jordan’s study abroad experience, click here.