Futaleufu River, Chile
This camp, which we have all to ourselves, as we do our other camps, has a mile of private riverfront on the Futaleufu and sits on a dramatic bluff over the raging river. Hidden in the trees here are 12 two-person wooden cliff dwellings, open to the elements, with platforms for sleeping bags and a bird’s-eye view. Near the center of camp is a wooden deck scribed around trees and giant rocks. A trail from the deck leads down to the water’s edge where there is a natural stone couch. Dinner is served on a peninsula of granite that juts out into the river. The camp also has a shared shower and bathroom facility, a gazebo shelter, and a covered dining area in case of rain. A trail runs the length of the camp offering views of the mile-long Terminador Rapid.