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Good times at Potrerillos, Mendoza. ARGENTINA
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Good times at Potrerillos, Mendoza. ARGENTINA

 
Good times at Potrerillos, Mendoza. ARGENTINA

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Object Title: Good times at Potrerillos, Mendoza. ARGENTINA

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Created/Edited: Sep 2, 2010 / Aug 14, 2012

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Potrerillos is an area of the Luján de Cuyo Department of the province of Mendoza, Argentina. It includes a number of small settlements along Provincial Routes 82 and 89, National Route 7, and the rivers Blanco and Mendoza. The center of Potrerillos is 63 km south from Mendoza City.
Potrerillos used to be a group of farms and agricultural facilities, that gained importance after the railroad system reached it. It then became a residential area, as well as a rest area for temporary residents, and a tourist resort.


The Potrerillos reservoir
A large dam on the Mendoza River (Presa Embalse de Potrerillos) forms an artificial lake that measures 12 km in length and 3 km in maximum width. Uphill near its shore, the settlement of Villa Potrerillos, over 1,380 meters above mean sea level, serves as a base for activities such as hiking, rock climbing, ice climbing, ski, rafting in the river, and paragliding.

I was on my way to Cordon Del Plata then i decided to stay for one night by the lake and take a few shots. That was the gorgeous result!

Images


Next morning...

Next morning...

Cerro Negro (left/ 5.300m) and Cerro Plata (center/ 5942m)

Cerro Negro (left/ 5.300m) and Cerro Plata (center/ 5942m)

It looks fun to me

It looks fun to me

180° view of the artificial lake

180° view of the artificial lake

Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing

Camp at lake Potrerillos

Camp at lake Potrerillos

3 guys kitesurfing at the lake

3 guys kitesurfing at the lake

This one goes to TyeDyetwins

This one goes to TyeDyetwins

Fishermen

Fishermen




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