Mendoza Argentina:
28 March to 1 April 2016

I attended the 3rd American Dendrochronological Conference (AmeriDendro2016) in Mendoza, Argentina, in March 2016. It was a fantastic conference, lots of very good talks, and of course a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make some new ones.

The following photos are from a mid-week conference hike to the Vallecitos area outside of Mendoza. This is the Cordon del Plata area, about two hour's drive from where we held the conference in Mendoza. We hiked up to the Las Veguitas camp 1 area, elevation ~3200m, where most of these photos were taken. Most of the rest of the group hiked farther up to check out a rock glacier in the next valley to the north, but I stayed to wait for some light and try to get some better photos. These few are from just an hour or so spent around the Las Veguitas meadow and creek. We also had the joy of seeing several guanaco on the slopes to the south but they were too far away for me to get a good photo. But what an amazing opportunity to see them; even from a distance one can tell they are lovely and graceful animals. 

This was a fantastic midweek break and I very much thank Igancio Mundo, Ricardo Villalba, and all the organizers for such a wonderful conference!

Our group at a break on the meadow








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