In 1898 the younger Bridges opened a trail north from Harberton to the east end of Lago Fagnano, where the land was better for rearing sheep. It has been improved as a hiking trail, known as the Lucas Bridges Trail. In 1902 Lucas and his brothers Despard and Will founded Estancia Viamonte in the northern part of Tierra del Fuego. The new trail was used to transport sheep between the two estancias. The Ona people had asked for their help in finding a place of shelter from some of the pressures they were under. The Bridges provided them with areas on their estancias where they could live traditionally. Descendants of the brothers continue to live and work at the estancias.
First edition. 558 printed pages. Black and white frontispiece with 96 other illustrations and 4 maps including endpaper maps. Slight spotting to text block. Very slight residue of sticky tape to verso of free endpapers. 17 x 25 cm. Original greencloth. Darker green gilt lettered label to spine. Very slightly rubbed. Spine extremely lightly faded. Accounts of author's experiences in Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands. Esteban Lucas Bridges (1874–1949) was an Anglo-Argentine author, explorer, and rancher.