How a Forest Thing might do a wedding and travel!

Forest Things brain child got married at the end of September. At a summer camp on a drippy weekend, surrounded by their family, friends, and dogs. Afterwards, there was a trip to Chile. The north was spent in the Atacama Desert exploring desserts, salt flats, and volcanoes, the south was spent hiking in Patagonia.  We've attached some photos in this post below of Chile, and also some photos taken by The Livelys of the wedding. Enjoy!


CAMP TON-A-WANDAH WEDDING // HENDERSONVILLE, NC


CHILE // ATACAMA DESERT // ECOCAMP PATAGONIA // VALPARAISO

CACTUS WOOD, A TRADITIONAL BUILDING MATERIAL IN THE ANTIPLANO.

PINK PEPPER TREES IN SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Chilean Palo Verde tree. Intoxicating aroma with fruit used to make the sweet syrup of  chaƱar arrope.

Salt flats with salt lakes... we floated in these and came out with a white coating of salt

Llarte is an endangered green plant in the Atacama. One of the most fascinating plants I have met. It grows extremely slow, some of these larger patches of llarte are over 3,000 years old. It produces a thick resin that the mining industry once harvested extensively because it is highly combustible. They used it to blast and mine in the region for copper. The plant is now protected.

Glacier melt spring that mingled with boiling hot geysers dumping into the canyon. It made it the perfect temperature for a dip.

Sunset dresses up the desert into a palette of colors

Rica Rica (translates to yummy yummy) is a fragrant dessert herbs used extensively for medicinal purposes but also is used in pisco sours.

Forest Things sunflow lip balm was a MUST HAVE. Approved for success in the driest desert on earth.

Welcome to Torres del Paine National Park.

Last day hike up to the towers, in Torres del Paine National Park.

Valparaiso, Chile